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Kathy Y. Eaton Wagner, 71, of North East, Pa., died suddenly in Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.
She was born on April 4, 1945, in Erie, Pa., to the late Robert C. Eaton and Margaret Jane Hulett Lumpkin.
Kathy graduated from North East High School, class of 1963.
She formerly worked at the First National Bank of Erie, New Castle Presbyterian Church as a bookkeeper, and Neshannock High School in New Castle as a secretary to the principal. Kathy was very active with her class reunions from high school and happily assisted in organizing the North East class of 1963 reunions and events and through Kathy they all felt connected. She also enjoyed working with Toys for Tots. Kathy was a caregiver to family and friends which gave her great joy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David P. Eaton, and stepmother, Twila M. Reed Eaton. Kathy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Larry M. Wagner, whom she married Aug. 22, 1963; daughter, Diane Barger (Tom) of Lansing, Mich.; son, Todd Wagner of Pittsburgh; brothers, James Eaton (Tina) of North East, Timothy Scott (Terri) of Carlisle, Douglas Eaton of North East; sister-in-law, Jeanne Eaton of Pemberville, Ohio; and grandchildren, Scott and Matthew Barger.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East, on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to a funeral service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating is Rev. J.R. Elliott. Interment North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park St., North East, Pa. 16428. Please send condolences to www.elkinfh.com.
Published on February 20, 2017
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