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Glenda Wagoner

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[June 11, 2008]  EMDEN -- Glenda Mae Wagoner, 74, of Emden, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at Hopedale Hospital.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.

She was born May 28, 1934, in Forest City to Walter and Mabel Kreiling Kennedy.  She married William "Bill" Wagoner in Forest City on May 1, 1955, and shared many years of love and laughter with him.  

She is survived by her husband, of Emden; two sons, Brian (and wife Sheryl) of Emden and Ed Wagoner of Emden; one daughter, Jennifer (and husband Brian) Neaville of Mount Pulaski; and four grandsons, Dustin Cumming of Hobe Sound, Fla., Ben Wagoner of Emden, Zachary Leonard of Emden and Austin Leonard of Emden.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard Kennedy.

She loved to cook and was "the best baker and chef this area ever saw." She was generous with her talent and brightened the days of many people with her goodies.

Glenda enjoyed the outdoors and nature. She liked to mow the lawn and garden and found great joy in animals.

She was a NASCAR fan and also enjoyed watching the drag races, especially when her grandson Ben was involved in them.

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Above everything, she loved her family and was involved in every aspect of their lives. Whatever they liked, she liked. She was a wonderful, loving, funny, giving wife, mother and grandmother.

Memorial donations may be made to the employee fund at Hopedale Medical Complex in appreciation of Dr. Matt Rossi and all of the nursing staff for the excellent care they gave to a remarkable woman.

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