Arlene Jane Wagner
Jul 24, 2013
Arlene Jane Wagner
July 24, 2013
Arlene Jane Wagner, 61, a resident of Cleveland, entered into the House of the Lord on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, while in the home of her sister, Belva, and brother-in-law, Paul Meeker, in Erie, Pa., where she had been lovingly cared for during her last year.
She was born on June 6, 1952, in Erie, Pa., the younger of twin daughters, to the late Richard S. and Leona Grimshaw Wagner. She was raised and educated in Harborcreek, Pa., graduated from Harbor Creek High School, Class of 1970, Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., with a bachelor of arts degree in Elementary Education, and The University of Tennessee-Knoxville with an master\'s degree in Library Science.
She taught elementary school in McMinn County, at Niota and Mountain View elementary schools, and was school librarian at Calhoun Elementary in Calhoun, retiring in 2004, after working 33 years as an educator.
She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Marion Bond Burdell Wagner. Missing her, but grateful for her life, are her twin sister, Alice Wagner of Cleveland, and sisters, Carol Adeney and her husband, John, of Munich, Germany, Belva Meeker and her husband, Paul, of Erie, Pa., and Elaine Ruggiero and her husband, David, of Harborcreek, Pa.; her brother, Charles Wagner and his wife, Karen, of North East, Pa.; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and dear cousins. She is sadly missed by her many Tennessee friends. She fought the good fight and finished the race. Welcoming her into her Eternal Home is Jesus Christ, her Savior.
The family is especially thankful to Great Lakes Hospice for their compassionate care.
The family will have a private graveside service at North East Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calhoun Elementary School Library, 150 Sherwood Ave., Calhoun, TN 37309.
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Arrangements are entrusted to the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie, Pa.