Wynona Wagner, 1917-2014

Wynona Madge DeWeese Bridgewater Wagner, 96, of Arkadelphia, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Malvern.
She was born in Marshfield, Ohio, on Aug. 15, 1917, the daughter of Hamilton T. and Fleuteau Hunter DeWeese. She was adopted and raised by Joseph E. and Vera Maffin Bridgewater.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Stanley Wagner, an associate member of the Little Rock Conference who served churches in the area from 1961 through 1999; three sons, Charles Edwin, Earl Jr. and Haldor (“Mike”); five brothers, Grant, Oliver, Clark, Harry and George; and five sisters, Stella, Sara, Alice, Ruth and Mary.
She is survived by three daughters, Jean Gaspard of Crowley, La., Georgia Crumpler of Texarkana and Lauana Milnes of Benton; one son, Robert “Bobby” Wagner and his wife, Rachel, of Sand Springs, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Bobby Joe Wagner of Stockbridge, Mich.; and one niece, Ruth Holmes and her husband, Dale, of Patuskalu, Ohio.
Services were held Friday, Jan. 31, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Polk officiating. Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.