Death of Lucy Ann Wagner
From the Colon Express, May 1922:” Mrs. Lucy Ann Wagner was a daughter of Isaac and Eliza (Chator) Wagner, who were natives of Mifflin County, Pa., and who came to this county in about 1840. She was born on the Colon-Burr Oak township road February 2, 1846. Practically all her life has been spent in the near vicinity of Colon, all the time engaged in farming.
She was married to Henry W. Wagner, Sept. 20, 1864. She was the mother of twelve children of whom there survives but five, Alstan, of Kelliher, Minnesota; Chaneford D. of Norden, Minnesota; Eli Clifford and Marion Percival of the home and Enos Alger of Detroit. There were two stepchildren, neither of whom survive, twelve grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wagner died April 29, 1901, at the age of 62 years. Mrs. Wagner has been in poor health for about four years, but continued to perform her home duties and affectionately care for the welfare of her two bachelor sons whose home was her home, until a few weeks ago, during which time she was confined to the home, and for the last week only, to her bed. The son’s have given her their devoted care assisted by splendid neighbors until Friday morning, Feb. 3rd, this devoted mother-life ended, calmly and sweetly. On Thursday she ended her 76th year of life, God added one day more. She associated herself with any protestant church near her home.
Her life has been that of a humble devoted Christian woman, who never shirked any of life’s duties, childhood, womanhood, wifehood, motherhood all were hers and right well has she earned rest and heaven.
Her funeral occurred at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Colon on Monday and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. T. H. Leamon. Her body was laid in Lakeside cemetery.”
Card of Thanks: We desire to express our thanks to our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and help in our recent bereavement; also for the floral offerings and the courteous services of Mr. Cummings , and to Rev. Leamon for his comforting words.
Mr. E. C. Wagner
Mr. Marion Wagner
Mr. E. A. Wagner and family