Angelina T. Wagner

February 9, 1926January 5, 2019

Angelina T. Wagner, 92, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away January 5th, 2019, at Kansas City Hospice House.

Beloved wife of the late Ronald E. Wagner; loving mother of John (Sherry, deceased) Alford, Roy (Teresa) Alford and Debbie (Terry, deceased) Kinsella; loving grandmother to Heather (fiancé Keith Contant) Hinderman, Samantha (Denis) Noftz, Christin, Joey and Kelsey Alford , AJ (Katie) Kinsella and Jennie (fiancé Garrett Heath); great-grandmother to P.J., Alexa, Tate, Taylor, Payton and Jillian; loving aunt to many nieces, nephews.

Born February 9, 1926, in Chicago, IL, was daughter to the late Michael and Angelina (nee Trotta) Rubino and was preceded in death by her siblings Joe, Mike, John, Rose and Dora.

Lee attended St. Thomas the Apostle High School and started her working career at RR Donnelly where she met her first husband Amos Roy Alford, and father to their three children. Roy printed National Geographic and Lee a cashier in the cafeteria. As she told it, she could never get his attention. So, Lee devised a plan to “short change” him till he did, and it worked! They moved to the suburbs to raise their children but always remained in close proximity to family, seeing her mother and Aunt Dora daily. Weekends were spent in marathon pinochle nights with Aunt Rose and Uncle Mike, family barbeques or just friendly get togethers and in the winter, ice skating in the backyard rink.

Lee retired from Acorn Corrugated Box Company (for the 2nd time) in January, 1994. She met Grandpa Ron while working at Acorn Box and he at Pride Container. It was a great match made in the corrugated box business. They had a beautiful marriage (1979-1997) and a great love and respect for each other until Grandpa passed in April 1997.

Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 14251 Nall Avenue, Leawood, KS 66223. The Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to KC Hospice and Palliative Care, 1500 Meadow Lake Pkwy, Ste 200 Kansas City, MO 64114.


  • John Alford, Son
  • Roy Alford, Son
  • Debbie Kinsella, Daughter
  • Angelina also leaves grandchildren Heather, Samantha, Christin, Joey, Kelsey, AJ, and Jennie; and great-grandchildren P.J., Alexa, Tate, Taylor, Payton and Jillian to cherish her memory.

  • KC Hospice and Palliative Care


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Angelina T. Wagner

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Mary Beaver

January 8, 2019

"A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow just as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful. She is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the World".
Aunt Lee was a gift to her family and to all those who were fortunate to know her. She lived a long and full life and was the Matriarch of a beautiful family. Her loss will be felt deeply by all who loved her; especially her daughter who spent the last 20 years with her. No matter how old we get, the loss of our mother leaves a great hole in our heart. Time will ease the grief, and the tears of pain today will turn to tears of laughter as we remember the great times. Aunt Lee is now with her family and we can only imagine how spectacular that reunion went. She, like all of our loved ones, will continue to live in our hearts. I love you Aunt Lee.

Susan Schultz

January 7, 2019

Dear Aunt Lee, my Godmother, my second mom. Although the miles kept us apart these past several years, time will never erase my wonderful memories of growing up with you. You missed your sister, my Mom, for a long time. Enjoy your time together now, have amazing pinochle games every day, all day if you want. Just watch your language! You don’t want to get kicked out! Love you, sweet Aunt Lee, and I’ll miss you more than you’ll ever know. Give them all a hug from me. Love, Suzy

Karen Nantell

January 7, 2019

Lee you look as beautiful as ever. I love the white hair.
I will miss you and miss your unique personality that made working with you and being your friend such a pleasure.
We went through many experiences together and I cherish everyone.
I know you are at peace and going on to new adventures.
God Bless. I will miss you not being in my life.