Ruth Oldfather Wagner, 94

Ruth E. Oldfather Wagner, 94, of North Manchester died on Nov. 15, 2019 at her home.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1925 to Wilbur Ruby Yentes in North Manchester.

Ruth married Wilfred W. Oldfather Jr. on October 19, 1943. Wilfred passed away on January 25, 1991. Eleven years after Wilfred passed away, Ruth married Dorlan Wagner. The two were wed on September 7, 2002 at Collamer Church of God, South Whitley, Indiana, where Ruth became a member. Previously Ruth was a member of Ijamsville United Methodist Church.

Ruth was a homemaker and spent countless hours on the farm making sure the chores were done and the children were taken care of. She also belonged to a homemaker’s group.

A few things were constant in Ruth’s life, her faith in Jesus Christ and the importance of family and the time she spent with them.

Ruth was also a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 402.

The loving memory of Ruth E. Oldfather-Wagner will be forever remembered by her husband, Dorlan Wagner, North Manchester; three sons, Charles Oldfather, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Robert (Kathy) Oldfather, Macy, and James (Jan) Oldfather, Victoria, TX; six step-sons, Timothy Wagner, Fort Wayne, Eric (Amy) Wagner, Rapid City, S.D., Craig (J.K.) Wagner, Columbia City, Brian (Davonne Rogers) Wagner, Charlevoix, Mich., Matthew (Karen) Wagner, Scotts, Mich., and Bradford (Joy) Wagner, Columbia City; two step-daughters, Sheila (Gale) Lahr, Bluffton, and Lora (Wendell) Enyeart, Columbia City; one brother, Larry Yentes, Chino Valley, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; eighteen step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and twenty step-great-grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilfred W. Oldfather; two sons, Neal A. Oldfather and Randolph Oldfather; one step-son, Michael Wagner; and three brothers, Robert Yentes, Jesse Yentes, and Bill Yentes.

Family and friends may call Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.

Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Rev. Tom Coltrain will officiate.

Burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, 1100 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Memorial contributions may be made to Area Five Agency on Aging & Community Services, 1801 Smith Street, Logansport, Indiana 46947.

Posted on 2019 Nov 19