Obituary of Jane L. Wagner, MUCL visionary

Post date: Aug 14, 2019

The Friends of the Mount Union Library and MUCL volunteers

extend their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Jane Wagner.

Jane passed away at her home on Sunday, August 4th.

She was instrumental in the formation of our library and cataloged our collection starting in 2011 when we first opened (in our current volunteer-run incarnation).

Jane has actively been involved in MUCL over the years serving as a Board member, volunteering at the circulation desk,

and performing so many services that helped keep our library open.

She will be missed by all.

Jane's obituary (from the Daily News, edited) appears below:

Jane L. Wagner, 70, of Mount Union, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday August 4, 2019 at her home.

Born December 9, 1948 in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late, David E. and Anne (Fry) Wolfgang.

Jane is survived by her sister, Anne Becker, and companion Richard Dillman of Lewistown, a dear cousin, David Fry, nephews, David Becker, Matthew Becker and wife Lori, and Adam Becker and wife Kathleen, and great nieces and nephews, Megan, Alaia, Evan, Kayli, and Macy Jane Becker, and Tristan Hileman.

Jane was employed at Mt. Union High School and retired in 2004 after 34 years of service. Serving as head of the English Department, she mentored many students and teachers throughout her tenure. Jane was loved by all in her school, and was voted teacher of the year in 2004. She was very involved and passionate about the dramatic productions she directed during her time at the school. After retirement, she was a member of the Mt. Union School Board from 2005-2017, serving as vice president for 4 years and president for 6. She also became an active member of the Mt. Union Friends of the Library after her retirement. In her free time, she enjoyed antiquing, and traveling to the beach, especially Ocean City, MD.

Most of all, Jane adored her family, and took great joy in giving gifts to them. She will be dearly missed.

A memorial service in loving memory of Jane was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 12, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 200 E Third Street, Lewistown.

Rev Karen McCachren to officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jane's memory are respectfully encouraged to: Mt. Union Community Library, 11 W Market St, Mt. Union, PA 17066, or a charity of one's choice.

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