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Barbara J. ‘Barb’ Wagner

Barbara J. “Barb” Wagner, 83, of Mifflintown, went home to be with the Lord at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born July 14, 1936, in Altoona, Blair County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Hazel (Logan) Besch.

On Feb. 4, 1954, she married her surviving husband, John F. Wagner, with whom she was blessed to share over 65 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her children, Michael D. Wagner and his wife, Sherry, of Thompsontown, Randy L. Wagner, of McAlisterville, John T. Wagner and his wife, Sandy, Ronald A. Wagner and his wife, Linda, all of Mifflintown, Roy F. Wagner, of McAlisterville, and Kenneth A. Wagner and his wife, Michelle, of Port Royal; one sister, Mary Ann Wise, of Lewistown; two brothers, John Besch and Steve Besch, both of Lewistown; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Besch, and one sister, Ginger Beatty.

In earlier life, Barb was employed by Empire Kosher and Lyons Fashion and retired from Weis Markets with over 15 years of service.

Mrs. Wagner enjoyed going to the Hollywood Casinos with her best friend, Jean Weiand. She also liked bingo, camping, playing the lottery daily and spending time with her family and friends, but most of all, she cherished the time spent with her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will always be remembered for her kindness, her sense of humor and her ability to always help anyone that was in need.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with Pastor George Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Brown’s United Methodist Cemetery in Cocolamus.

A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Wagner’s memory can be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 101 Erford Road, Suite 201, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

For online tributes and condolences, please visit www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.