November 07, 1943 ‒ July 24, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Nancy Ellen (Workman) Wagner of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away July 24, 2017. The eldest child of Ralph Wander and Gertrude Ellen (McCoy) Workman, she was born November 7, 1943, in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She grew up in Loudonville, Richwood, Galion, and Fredericktown. Nancy was graduated from Fredericktown High School, class of 1961, and from the College of Wooster, class of 1965, with a B.A. in English. In October 1966, she married John Wagner.
Nancy taught English in Fredericktown for two years. She then substitute-taught at the Fredericktown and Mount Vernon high schools and the Knox County Career Center from 1967 to 1990, while raising her family. From 1990 to 2010, Nancy taught English full-time at the Knox County Career Center. Following her retirement from teaching, she managed the family business and farms, from 2010 until her death.
Nancy was a member of the Weavers Guild, College Women’s Club, Beethoven Club, Thursday Club, Psi Iota Xi, and Questers. She served as a board member and trustee of the Knox County Historical Society and as a board member of Knox County Symphony.
A gifted seamstress, knitter, and cook, Nancy was an avid local historian, genealogist, and naturalist, with a passion for antiques.
Nancy was tirelessly devoted and generous to her family and friends. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her daughters and granddaughter, and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth (Terrance) Hults of Pelham, New York, Sarah Wagner of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and a granddaughter, Phoebe Hults.
A memorial service will take place the afternoon of Saturday, September 9, at 3:30 p.m. Quarry Chapel, 10930 Quarry Chapel Road, Gambier, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be sent to the John and Nancy Wagner Family Scholarship Fund, c/o The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. To view this obituary please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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