Obituary for Frances B (Slaubaugh) Wagler

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Frances B (Slaubaugh) Wagler

February 11, 1923 - January 19, 2012

Frances B. (Slaubaugh) Wagler, age 88 passed away Thursday afternoon,January 19, 2012 at the Bloomington Hospital. She has been a resident of Brown County since 1950.

Frances was born February 11, 1923 in Colette County, North Dakota to the late Benjamin J. and Anna (Swartzentruber) Slaubaugh. She married her devoted husband of 66 years, Henry Wagler on January 23, 1945 in Loogootee. He survives.

Frances was the loving mother to Lorene (husband, Gary) Link, Edward E. (wife, Pamela) Wagler, David J. (wife, Eulala) Wagler, Kenneth L. (wife, Lesa) Wagler, Lloyd W. (wife, Crystal) Wagler & Darryl S. (wife, Jackie) Wagler all of Brown County, Howard L. (wife, Cathy) Wagler of Hutchinson, KS, Dorothea M. (husband, Raymond) Troyer of Goshen. She will be remembered by her one brother: Edward Slaubaugh of Loogootee; 23 grandchildren & 31 great grandchildren.

Frances was preceded in death by five sisters: Edith Graber, Martha Graber, Nora Graber, Irene Slaubaugh & Doris Slaubaugh; three brothers: Ezra, John & Aaron Slaubaugh; one grandson: Todd Wagler & one great grandson: Noah Wagler.

Frances was a member of the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and most of all, caring for her family.

Pastors Gary Link and Howard Wagler will conduct a private graveside service on Monday at the Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom. A memorial service for Frances will be held at 11:30 am on Monday at the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church, 5046 N. St. Rd. 135 in Bean Blossom. Friends and family may call from 2 to 8 pm Sunday at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Frances to the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church, 5046 N. St. Rd. 135 Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the Wagler family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: February 11, 1923
Died: January 19, 2012

Condolences for Frances Wagler

Debora Blaney-Ayers posted on 1/1/00

Sorry for your loss, she was a very nice lady..Keeping you all in my prayers..


Jonathan & Deborah Hutchison posted on 1/1/00

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Somehow, the word about Frances did not reach us in time to offer support in the time of public mourning. Now that those events are behind you and you move forward to make a life without Frances, the need for support continues. We envision all of you enfolded in the comforting, healing embrace of our loving God. Blessings and peace, Jonathan & Deborah Hutchison


Sheri, Buddy, Mallory, and Tyler Smith posted on 1/1/00

To everyone in the Wagler Family, we were so sad to hear of your loss. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Please let us know if you need anything? We are thinking of you all. The Smith's Sheri, Buddy, Mal, and Ty


Rick Parker posted on 1/1/00

My prayers and thoughts are with you this week. Henry and Frances and all the kids, (at the time) singing in Grandpap Webb's living room is one of my earliest and fondest childhood memories. Their legacy in the children they produced being pillars of the commumity speaks well of their faith and commitment to their family. God Bless you and keep you and give you strength this week and always. Warmest regards, Rick Parker


Mary Smith posted on 1/1/00

Dear Darryl and family, Please accept my sincere condolence and sympathy. As I read your mother obituary and looked at her picture I and only imagine what a kind and lovely lady she must have been. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary C. Smith Job Corps Training Program


Jackie Roberts posted on 1/1/00

Dear Wagler Family, My prayers are with you all as you celebrate the life of your wife, mother, grandmother. What a wonderful example she was, not only for you, but everyone who was blessed to know her. Her smile radiated with God's love. Jackie Roberts


Morris and Jacky Bridgewater posted on 1/1/00

We are so sorry to hear of Frances' passing. We were blessed to know her. She was a wonderful Christian wife, mother and friend, and such a devoted witness for our Lord. She will be forever in our hearts. Morris and Jacky Bridgewater


Yvonne Swartzentruber posted on 1/1/00

Wishing you all peace and love through the Holy Spirit during this sad time. I am so thankful for Aunt Francis' testimony for her Savior. You will never be without those great memories. My prayers and love are with you. May God richly bless you!


Joe and Ruth Graber family posted on 1/1/00

I am sending this note with expression of sympathy from all of us, Mom and Dad, Hank, Doris, Ken, Judy and families. We pray that you have comfort in knowing that she is with our Lord. She has a beautiful smile, friendly, welcoming ways about her and so appreciated of time spent with her and Henry. We also think of all of the family as you care for your father in the days ahead. May God continue with His blessings in your life.


Mark and Carolyn Kritzer posted on 1/1/00

Dearest Wagler Family, Mark and I are at a loss to express our sincere condolence and sympathy we have for you at this time. The Wagler family has meant a lot to us during our lifetimes, an outstanding example of Christian living in everyday life! As a child, (Carolyn), it is the Wagler children who helped introduce me to Christian living among children my age. Always setting good examples, always kind and compassionate, showing me how life was supposed to be lived out on a day to day basis, not just in words but in deeds too. Every single time I ever was in contact with your mother, she always had this wonderful warm smile and kind words. She even accepted my own children into her home and showed them kindness also, when they were friends with Howard's kids, and with Ed's kids. Nashville and Brown County, and I am sure Morgan County, really lost a wonderful lady this week. If I had to pick a lady as an example of true Christian living, it would be your mother. I didn't know her well, but I knew her enough just by watching how her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren loved her and respected her; she was a great influence in thier lives. I pray the peace of God over your family right now, and that the love of God show through every single person you all have contact with this week. Please know we weep with you, but oh, what a glorious day it will be when we are all reunited in one big family of God. Please accept our deep felt sympathy for you at this time. What a wonderful blessing it was to have your mother for so many years, and I am sure she knew it was a blessing also! You children have blessed her, and extended your blessings to those far beyond your family. What a legacy!


Morris and Sue Davis posted on 1/1/00

To the wagler family, we send our warmest thoughts , as your family celebrates the life of outstanding, loving, caring woman devoted to her family and to her God. Morris and Sue Davis Franklin, Ind


vicki vibbert posted on 1/1/00

Isn't it beautiful when we are able to celebrate the life of one we love so much, knowing we will see her again with our heavenly Father. May His great arms give you peace, comfort and hope as you walk through the next few days. So many fond memories of her and the love she poured out upon her family. You all are truly blessed.


Susie (Stewart) & Tom Sprague posted on 1/1/00

Dear Friends, I was so shocked to hear about your Mom's journey to heaven. "A Very Special, Christian Lady" is the best way I can think of describing your Mom. I cherish memories of her, your Dad, and all of you. God bless and comfort each and every one of your family. Please give each other, especially your Dad, a hug from me.


Jenise & Brent Bohbrink posted on 1/1/00

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. She was such a delightful, warm, and amazing women. I always enjoyed our visits and chats in the garden. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Andy & Nancy Szakaly posted on 1/1/00

Please accept our sympathy. While we did not know Frances well, her spirit and strength is apparent in all of her children. Andy & Nancy


Jenn Boggs posted on 1/1/00

My entire childhood Francis was know simply as grandma. Sweet and caring she held that title well I know you are all happy for her to be with Jesus and left with a void until you meet again. Love you guys.