OBITUARY

Martha E. Wagoner

April 29, 1930July 18, 2018
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Springfield, IL-Martha E. Wagoner, 88, of Springfield, passed away at 9:05 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born in Rock Island, IL April 29, 1930 the daughter of Richard and Bertha (Loveless) Smith. She married Jim Sullivan and later married Billie Gene Wagoner, he preceded her in death in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her 2 sisters; Sharon and Rita, 4 brothers; Albert, Paul, Bobby and Herman and a great granddaughter, Brooke. Martha retired as a caretaker. She was very involved with anything relating to supporting our troops of the Armed Forces. She was a member and past president of both the 21st District, and Unit 32 of the American Legion Auxiliary, was a member and served as past Locale, and Grande President of the La Socretud Femme, and was a member and past chapeau of Sangamon Salon 225 8/40. She was a supporter of the DAV, VFW Post 10302, and the Navy Club. Surviving are her children: James (companion Carrie Klauzer) Sullivan of Springfield, Mary (husband Gary) Stetkar of Florida, Theresa (companion Mike Gowin) Geist, Delores Sullivan, step daughter Mary Ann (husband Mike) Clark all of Springfield, step-son, John Wagoner of Texas, 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, her sister Alberta Pape of Florida and her brother, Gary Smith of Springfield. Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where the family will greet friends from 4-7 pm Monday, July 30, 2018 and where funeral services will be held at 9:30 am Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 32 Scholarship Fund. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard Smith, Father
  • Bertha Smith, Mother
  • Billie Gene Wagoner, Husband
  • James (Carrie Klauzer) Sullivan, Son
  • Mary (Gary) Stetkar, Daughter
  • Theresa (Mike Gowin) Geist, Daughter
  • Delores Sullivan, Daughter
  • Mary Ann (Mike) Clark, Step-Daughter
  • John Wagoner, Step-Son
  • Alberta Pape, Sister
  • Gary Smith, Brother
  • There are 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Legion Post 32 Scholarship Fund

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Martha E. Wagoner

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Theresa Geist

July 30, 2018

Mom's oldest sister Aunt Alberta Pape!💖

Charles Holler Sr

July 28, 2018

I'll never forget Aunt Martha as one of the first to receive me into the Smith family. She always supported me at different Kettle Korn events. Most of all were the long phone calls....She will be missed.

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Biography

Springfield, IL-Martha E. Wagoner, 88, of Springfield, passed away at 9:05 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital.
She was born in Rock Island, IL April 29, 1930 the daughter of Richard and Bertha (Loveless) Smith. She married Jim Sullivan and later married Billie Gene Wagoner, he preceded her in death in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her 2 sisters; Sharon and Rita, 4 brothers; Albert, Paul, Bobby and Herman and a great granddaughter, Brooke.
Martha retired as a caretaker. She was very involved with anything relating to supporting our troops of the Armed Forces. She was a member and past president of both the 21st District, and Unit 32 of the American Legion Auxiliary, was a member and served as past Locale, and Grande President of the La Socretud Femme, and was a member and past chapeau of Sangamon Salon 225 8/40. She was a supporter of the DAV, VFW Post 10302, and the Navy Club.
Surviving are her children: James (companion Carrie Klauzer) Sullivan of Springfield, Mary (husband Gary) Stetkar of Florida, Theresa (companion Mike Gowin) Geist, Delores Sullivan, step daughter Mary Ann (husband Mike) Clark all of Springfield, step-son, John Wagoner of Texas, 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, her sister Alberta Pape of Florida and her brother, Gary Smith of Springfield.
Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where the family will greet friends from 4-7 pm Monday, July 30, 2018 and where funeral services will be held at 9:30 am Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 32 Scholarship Fund.
Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.