Emma M. Wagner

Emma M. Wagner, 81, of Woodstock, VA, passed away Thursday, November 15 at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock surrounded by her family and friends during her last hours.  The funeral will be held Monday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.  Reverend George Bowers will officiate.  Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

She was born September 7, 1931 in  Woodstock, daughter of the late Ernest and Rose Feller Mowery. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, E. Robert (Bob) Wagner, her daughter Sheila Bauserman of Woodstock, three brothers, Gaylon Mowery of Woodstock, Doug Mowery of Strasburg and Earl Lee Mowery of Woodstock.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Bob) Wagner and wife Lynn of Woodstock, VA, her son, Richard (Rick) Wagner and wife Doris of Woodstock; grandson, Matthew Bauserman  and his significant other, Julie Renson of Woodstock, VA; grandson, Andrew Bauserman and wife, Merideth of Woodstock, VA; step granddaughter, Ann Comer of Broadway, VA; step granddaughter, Brandi Dysart and husband, Billy of Hudson Cross Roads, VA; six step  great grandchildren and one step great -great grandchild.

Emma was a long-standing member of the Antioch Church of the Brethren at Calvary.  She was a member of the American Legion Post #199 Auxiliary in Woodstock, VA.  She held many offices not only in the local chapter but also at the District and State levels to include Department President for the Department of Virginia.  She was a member of the 8 and 40 and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Pallbearers will be Doug Mowery Jr., Laymon Mowery, Victor Mowery, Robert Baker, Don Sherman Jr., and Moe Ritenour.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of  American Legion Post #199 Aux., Festus Foltz and Larry Foltz Jr.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, VA 22664 or Woodstock Fire Department, P.O. Box 176, Woodstock, VA 22664.

Emma was always thinking of others.  She touched many people in many different ways.  She helped to organize the Memorial Day Parade in Woodstock for many years.  She helped with the beauty pageant at the Shenandoah County Fair for several years.  For many years, she catered dinners, banquets and weddings in the area for the public and private sectors.  She was an inspiration to all who knew her.  She will be missed by family and friends.

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9 Condolences to Emma M. Wagner

  1. Karen McDaniel says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Emma’s passing. I met Emma through my friend Eunice Staley, also a Past Department of Va. President and an 8&40 partner. She always had a smile and a greeting, a wonderful lady. On behalf of Annandale ALA Unit 1976, our condolances to her family and friends.

  2. Cindy & John Kokernak says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May your happy memories sustain you in your time of loss.

  3. Peggy Thomas says:

    Emma was a dear friend and we will all miss her. I have known Emma for more than 20 years and visited in her home.
    She was a very gracious lady and an inspiration to others.
    Peggy Thomas
    National President
    American Legion Auxiliary

  4. Della Lockett says:

    When I was NZVP and visited Woodstock Emma made s special visitation and wished me the best in that position. She was a very sweet person and really appreciated her kind words. May God be with the family and knowing she was loved by many.

  5. Loretta & Leon Smith says:

    Emma will truly be missed and remembered by her friends. I knew Emma for about 25 years. Leon and I also knew Bob.
    Our prayers are with her family

  6. Wilma Ranck says:

    Emma was a wonderful person. She will be missed by many. Prayers to her family. With deep sympathy. Wilma

  7. Dianne Cabot, NEC, Dept. of Virginia says:

    I am profoundly saddened by the news of the passing of Ms. Emma. She was a loving friend, a devoted mentor, and a dedicated volunteer to her community. We are all richer for knowing this gracious Southern lady. I would like to convey my sincere condolences to her family, her friends and to our American Legion Family at Post 199. “Upon the wings of angels..”

  8. Kathy and Buddy Hartsell says:

    our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, emma will be greatly missed, especially at our meetings.

  9. Carolyn meek says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of Emma’s family and loved ones. The Lord bless and comfort you during this time.