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Wilma Lucile Wagner 1921-2018
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Wilma Lucile Wagner

 HOISINGTON – Wilma Lucile Wagner, 96, died February 12, 2018, at Great Bend Health and Rehab, Great Bend.  She was born February 28, 1921, in Hoisington, Kansas, the daughter of Frank Edward and Nellie Mae (Coats) Sypolt.  

Wilma graduated from Hoisington High School in 1939.  

On April 8, 1950, she married Lawrence Eugene Wagner in Hoisington, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on December 20, 2006.  

A lifetime Hoisington resident, Wilma had worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a switchboard operator.

She was a member of the Faith Community Church, Order of the Eastern Star, EHU 20th Century Unit, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Alpha Lota Chapter, and was a Girl Scout Leader.

Survivors include; three children, Wanda Jo Madden and husband Mike of Hoisington, Nora Lu Kirkpatrick of Pocatello, Idaho, and Keith Lynn Wagner of Canton, Michigan; grandchildren, Marcie Thompson and husband Jonathan of Sedgwick, Michael Madden of Wichita, Kellee Stoutenborough and husband Jim of Pocatello, Idaho, and Kody Kirkpatrick and wife Holly of Sachse, Texas; great grandchildren, Grace Thompson, Teal and Pruitt Kirkpatrick.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence; daughter Nell Marie Wagner; siblings, Grace Sypolt, Elmer Sypolt, Mervin Sypolt, Melvin Sypolt, EB Gilbert Sypolt, Lola Moorhead, Opal VanBrimmer, Reita Rice, and Wanda Lee Deer.  Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to Faith Community Church in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home

P.O. Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 15, 2018