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Leola Wagner 6/11 Obituary (Photo Supplied) (AP)
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Posted on June 11, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Sept. 16, 1923 - June 9, 2013

MISHAWAKA — Leola Mable Wagner, 89, of Mishawaka, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center, South Bend.

Leola was born on Sept. 16, 1923, the daughter of Henry and Nellie (Evans) Claypool in Flemingsburg, Ky. As a child, she grew up in Georgetown, Ohio.

On Aug. 29, 1952, she married Wayne L. Wagner.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Wayne; four children, Terry (Marylou) Wagner of Mishawaka, Debra (James) DeVreese of Mishawaka, Gary (Trudy) Wagner of South Bend and Donna Frazier of Mishawaka; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by six siblings, Wilbert (Mary Rose) Claypool of Mishawaka, Ruby (Norville) Hardyman of Ripley, Ohio, Gene (Barbara) Claypool of Xenia, Ohio, Joyce (Raymond) BeCraft of Georgetown, Carl Claypool of Hamersville, Ohio, and Wanda (Ronald) Griffith of Georgetown; as well as a sister-in-law, Maudie Claypool of Hamersville; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Billy and Charles Claypool; sister Ethel Rice; brothers-in-law Charles Rice and Joe Berreth; sister-in-law Ruby (Wagner) Berreth; grandson David Wagner; and nephews Tony BeCraft and Dennis Berreth.

Leola worked for Uniroyal as a seamstress for 15 years before she left for Gerber Manufacturing. There she worked as a seamstress until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of Northside Nazarene Church, Elkhart.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Hwy., Osceola. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at Northside Nazarene Church, 53569 C.R. 7, Elkhart, with one hour prior. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapelhillmemorial.com.