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Mary Mae Wagner

Thursday, May 27, 2004

April 3, 1929-Nov. 25, 2003

MANVEL, Texas -- Mary Mae Wagner, 74, of Manvel, Texas, died Nov. 25, 2003.

She was born April 3, 1929, to George F. and Virginia C. (Morey) Ebert in Kansas City, Mo. She was raised in Missouri and Colorado. She attended Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) receiving degrees in English and Music in 1951. She accepted a teaching position with Holbrook High School.

In August 1952, she married Gerald Wagner. In 1954, they moved to Kansas City, Mo., and resided there until Gerald's death in 1956. She then returned to Colorado, taking graduate courses in counseling psychology at Colorado State University. She then obtained a position at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., as the assistant dean of women of a private girl's school.

On April 8, 1961, she married Jerry L. Wagner. They moved to Lock Haven, Pa., in the early summer of 1961. They purchased the Pine Acres Mobile Home Park which she managed while Jerry worked at Piper Aircraft. In 1975, they sold the park and moved to Columbus, Ohio for a year and then moved back to Pine Creek Valley in Pennsylvania. They purchased a motor home and traveled the country, still residents of Pennsylvania. Because of their health, they stayed in Texas the last year.

She was a Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls, member of the Eastern Star Ivanhoe Chapter No. 29, Junior Service League of Jersey Shore, Pa., and volunteer coordinator of Jersey Shore Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; and husband, Jerry.

Survivors include two daughters, Jody Campbell and Virginia and husband, John Mikkola; brother, George and wife, Frankie Ebert; sister, Carol and husband, Jerry Rice; brother-in-law, Jack and wife, Ellen Wagner of Arapahoe; sister-in-law, Mary Wagner; three grandchildren.

Memorial services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Holbrook Cemetery in Holbrook with the Rev. Carl Lilienkamp officiating.

Family and friends will gather at the Holbrook Community Center after the service.

Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.