Patricia R. “Pat” Wagner, 80

Patricia R. “Pat” Wagner, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:53 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Dec. 6. 1930, in Hancock County, the daughter of Treva (Pheneger) and Arthur “Ed” DeLong, who preceded her in death. On July 23, 1950, she married Russell M. “Shorty” Wagner, and he died May 16, 1990.
Surviving are two sons, Randy Wagner, of Wapakoneta, and Russ (Julie) Wagner, of Lyons, Ga.; two daughters, Rae Shirk, of Lakeview, and Robyn (Van Grandstaff) Lawson, of Wapakoneta; nine grandchildren, Bill Kohler, Dawn Kohler, Kylie (Mark) Wren, Tiffany Leugers, Zachary Leugers, Heather Grandataff, Andrew Grandstaff, Kali Hodges and Jesse Conley; seven great- grandchildren, David Kohler, Levi Sprague, Patricia VanOss, Dakota Wren, Mercedes Wren, Kylie RaeAnn Kohler and Kayden Christian; a great-great-grandson, Dawson Kohler; and a sister, Gloria (Max) Higbie, of Elida.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Duaine DeLong.
A homemaker, Pat worked at Nameplate in Spencerville, where she served as the first female union steward in Ohio. She also worked at Wapakoneta Manor, and the Elderly Nutrition Meal Site, Wapakoneta. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, and the Fraternal Oder of the Eagles, Aerie 691, auxiliary, both of Wapakoneta. Her hobbies included ceramics, reading, country music and concerts, flowers, gardening, and baking. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She dearly loved her dog, Bear. She took her first airplane ride at age 69, and her first motorcycle ride at age 77.
Services are at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Gary Bragg officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the family, Harvest Baptist Church, or the Sunshine Project.