Joy Wagner, 77

Shirley J. (Joy) Wagner age 77 of Colon passed away, Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the Battle Creek Health System.

Shirley was born June 2, 1932, in Matteson Township, a daughter to the late Winfield and Ifa Jean (Knox) Weinberg. On Nov. 24, 1948, she married R. John Wagner in Coldwater.

Shirley had lived most all of her life in Colon and at her present address for more than 60 years. She had worked for the former Lamb Knit Co. and had retired from the Colmer Co. after many years of service.

Shirley loved to fish, mushroom hunt, quilting, oil painting and was a collector of Garfield.

She is survived by her husband, John Wagner, of Colon; four children, Dixie (Charles) Miller of Hastings, Raymond J. (Brenda) Wagner Jr. of Colon, Steven H. (Judy) Wagner of Bronson and Allen K. Wagner of Pittsburg, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers and five sisters.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schipper Funeral Home in Colon. A memorial service celebrating the life of Shirley J. (Joy) Wagner will then take place at 1 p.m., with Mr. David J. Farrell officiating. Private burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.

If desired, the family suggests memorials by made in memory of Shirley to either the Colon Booster Club or the Colon American Legion Auxiliary. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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