BEAVERTOWN - Helen M. Wagner, 82, of Chestnut St., passed away at 7:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Nottingham Village, in Northumberland.
She was born Jan. 5, 1930, in Beavertown, a daughter of the late Clarence J. and Sadie A. (Zechman) Thomas. On June 21, 1947, she married Richard A. "Dick" Wagner, who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1990.
Mrs. Wagner attended Beaver Vocational School.
Helen M. Wagner
After school she had been employed by Saylor's Shirt Factory and then as a waitress at the Dairy Bar, both in Beavertown, and also Saylor's Market, in Beaver Springs.
Helen was a member of Beavertown God's Missionary Church, on Creek Road.
She enjoyed cake baking and decorating, traveling on bus trips with her friends and especially enjoyed volunteering with the Foster Grandparent program. Helen was a past member of the Beavertown Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are: three sons and two daughters-in-law, Vance R. and Lois J. (Birk) Wagner, of Mechanicsburg, Tom A. Wagner and significant other, Karen Y. VanHorn, and Fred and Bambi J. Wagner, all of Beavertown; four grandchildren, Daymond S. and Gerren Wagner, Heather M. Wagner and significant other, Troy Panchana, Amanda Aurand and husband, Amos, and Ashley Houtz and husband, Jeremy; seven great- grandchildren, Miles, Maura and Marshall Aurand, Emily and Leah Houtz and Arlo and Owen Wagner; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy Marshall and Josephine Thomas, of Beavertown; one sister, Martha Aumiller, of Beavertown; and Helen's companion, Arlanda "Sandy" Glant.
Helen was preceded in death, in addition to her husband, by two brothers, Harold Thomas and George Thomas, in infancy, and two sisters, Dorothy Lash and Maxine Napp.
Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m., with the Revs. James Plank, Jeffrey Stratton and Matthew Maloyed officiating.
Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the USAA Foster Grandparent Program of PA, 116 N Second St, Lewisburg, PA 17837.