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