A native of Johnson City, she was the daughter of Beryl (Huff) and Vernie C. Wagner. She graduated from Science Hill High School in 1950. After leaving this area, she was employed at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH retiring from there after 38 years of service.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Blanche Wagner, and two infant brothers, William Chester and James Ray.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory daughter Gail Rekers (Ray), Villa Hills, KY; granddaughters, Shayne Rekers and Kelly Fry (Ted), and grandson, Paul Rekers; great-grandchildren James Moore, Alec Moore, Lyric Jean Moore, A.J. Wood, Jeremy Wood, Jacob Wood (Samantha Whitton); great-great-granddaughter, Olivia Wood; sister, June Leonard, Johnson City; two nephews Bill (Kay) Leonard, Madison, AL, and Jim (Sherie) Leonard, Johnson City; one grandnephew, Joshua (Megan) Leonard, Chattanooga, TN.
No service is scheduled as her wish was that her body be donated to science.