Lois Maxine (Seigworth) Wagner

Born: Mon., Aug. 15, 1932
Died: Thu., Apr. 20, 2017


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 24, 2017
Location: Faith Lutheran Church


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Lois Maxine Seigworth Wagner, 84, of Oil City was born into eternal life on April 20, 2017.  Daughter of the late Lois (Amsler) and Victor Seigworth, she was born on August 15, 1932 in Venus.


A devoted member of Faith Lutheran Church in Venus, Maxine began singing in the choir and teaching Sunday school while still in her teens. She served as the organist at the dedication services for the church building in 1950. And it was at this church that she met Wade "Smokey" Wagner of Tionesta, and they were married in the sanctuary on November 3, 1953. They attended faithfully throughout their lives.
 

The couple was known locally as owners of Wagner's Archery in Oil City, which they ran together for over fifty years. But Maxine's true joy was in being a homemaker and mother. She was happiest digging in her flowerbeds and mowing the lawn, growing and canning vegetables, cooking and baking, making clothes and hats, and even doing routine housework. She generously showered attention and affection on her family, as well as on her beloved pomeranians and kitties.

 

A graduate of Shippenville High School and the Oil City Hospital School of Nursing, Maxine worked at Oil City Hospital early in her career and later did private duty work. If asked when she had retired from nursing, Maxine would always wave her hand and say, "Never. Once a nurse always a nurse. You keep taking care of your family and friends your whole life." Indeed, she faithfully tended to Smokey daily after incapacitating illness required his move to Oakwood Heights in 2006. She had done likewise for her father, who spent the last year of his life at "Presby." When a series of hospitalizations prompted her own move there last winter, she was already well known to the staff, who in turn have cared lovingly for her.

 

Maxine is survived by her husband Wade of Oil City; daughter Victoria of Boston; sister Betty Eisenman and her husband Leon of President; brother-in-law Edwin Wagner and his wife Janice of Tionesta; sisters-in-law Dorothy Baumgardner of Philadelphia and Marion Amsler of Oil City; nephews David Wagner and his wife Jody of Seneca, Jeff Eisenman and his wife Alicia of President, Randy Amsler and his wife Cindy of Oil City, and James Baumgardner of Pittsburgh; nieces Brenda Agnello and her husband Jason of Oil City, and Roberta Baumgardner Holcombe and her husband Howard of Leesburg, VA; as well as eight grand nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 1579 County Line Rd., Venus on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00AM with Rev. Deborah Jacobson officiating. Interment will be at the Venus Cemetery following the service. 

 

Donations in Maxine's memory could be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Oakwood Heights (10 Vo-Tech Drive, Oil City, PA 16301), or to The Arthritis Foundation (P.O. 96280, Washington, DC 20077).

 

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Pam Freeman
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Grace and peace to you Vicki, your dad and extended family. May God bless you with the joy of many good memories of your mom until you meet again.

Jim and Pam Fry
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Maxine and 'Smokey' were special friends and neighbors. They will be missed by all who knew them in their many ways of serving others, which was their true joy! Hold on to your many memories; they'll carry you through the difficult days ahead.

Linda Hemmes
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
I am so sad to read of Maxine's passing. She was such a kind and elegant lady and I loved her. She was a quiet and gentle force of nature, but one you knew you could count on. Please accept my deep condolences. I pray that loving memories sustain you in the days and weeks ahead.

Bert and Mary Lee Lehman
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Our sincere Sympathy to all who knew and loved Maxine. Wade and Bert were friends in High School. "Smokey" got us hooked for a while on Bow and Arrows. I am sending warm and caring thoughts to all the Wagner family. May she rest in peace and may you all know Gods love and comfort.

Nancy Armstrong & Steven Finch
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Sending you waves of love & warmth, as we think of you.

Tim, Nancy, Luke, and Christina Adams
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Deepest Sympathies to Vickie, Wade and all the family on the passing of Maxine. My wife and I knew Maxine for over 50 years. She was a wonderful person, kind and friendly, a great neighbor, a good Christian, and a very good friend. She was strong and hardworking, dedicated to her family, and always walling to help others. She will be greatly missed. May she Rest in Peace for all eternity.

Cyndi Motter Coogan
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Vicki ,Smokey, Betty and family - shall always remember her beautiful voice but more than anything else having her as a Sunday School teacher in the bell tower room and learning the books of the Bible, beginning to end. Will pray for your peace and comfort through this trying time. Love to all.

Vicki Rodgers NeCastro
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Peace be with Maxine's family at this difficult time. Our paths crossed at Oakwood Heights this past winter when my father was admitted there, and all of our family enjoyed visiting with Maxine when she was out and about in the hallway walking or reading. She will be missed greatly by all whose lives she touched.

Gail Steketee
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Although I did not know her, it is clear that she was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and a wonderful caretaker, homemaker and friend to many people in her life. My best wishes to her family, and especially to her daughter Victoria whom we love dearly.

Oakwood Heights
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
We will miss Maxine's smile and devotion to her family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can assist with anything.

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