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May 3, 2011 - 11:08am


posted by Joshua Smith.

Batavia- Miss Margaret E. Wagner, 86, of Batavia, secretary for MetLife Insurance in Batavia for 26 years, died Monday, May 2, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Miss Wagner was born April 5, 1925 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Rogers Wagner.

She was a member of the Batavia First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and also kept the records for the Sunday school classes.  She also worked and volunteered at the Salvation Army and for the Beckwith Insurance Company in Pembroke. She loved working in her yard, enjoyed outdoor activities and, no matter the situation; she always had a smile on her face.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Lois (Joseph) Gerace of Batavia, Rita Greco of Port Orchard, Washington, William (Elizabeth) Wagner of Alexander and Jane Sheppleman of Columbus, Ohio; great-nieces and great-nephews, Robert Gerace, John (fiancée Rhonda Saulsbury) Gerace and Karen (Scott) Rowland, all of Batavia, Nicolette (James) Linneman of Mississippi, Cindy Pfalzer of Michigan, Debbie (Barry) Newman and Hank Pfalzer, both of Texas, Cristin (Larry) Taylor of Washington, Richard (Jennifer) Wagner and Eric (Krista) Wagner, both of Alexander, Heidi (Eddie) Malowski of New Jersey and Jennifer (Troy) McLeland of Colorado and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She is the sister of the late Forrest Wagner.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia.  Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery, Alexander.

Memorials may be made to the Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia, New York 14020, Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or Salvation Army, 529 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

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