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In Memory of

Madalene Faye Wagner

January 21, 1936 - January 4, 2018

Obituary


Madalene Faye Wagner, 81, of Kansas City, Kansas passed away January 4, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home on Saturday, January 13th at 5:30 P.M. A gathering for family and friends will begin at 4:30 P.M. also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Downs Syndrome Foundation.
Faye was born in Mena, Arkansas on January 21st, 1936 to Ernest and Lizzie Wagner. Faye worked hard with her family as they traveled for work. No matter the task, from picking cotton, to cutting...

Madalene Faye Wagner, 81, of Kansas City, Kansas passed away January 4, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home on Saturday, January 13th at 5:30 P.M. A gathering for family and friends will begin at 4:30 P.M. also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Downs Syndrome Foundation.
Faye was born in Mena, Arkansas on January 21st, 1936 to Ernest and Lizzie Wagner. Faye worked hard with her family as they traveled for work. No matter the task, from picking cotton, to cutting grapes or gathering other fruits she hung in there and gave her all. She had a big part in helping her mother take care of her 4 younger brothers. When she was old enough she worked hard as a waitress in a local diner in Mena. Faye grew up attending the Assembly of God Church with her family. She loved the Lord as His word was her life and deep in her heart. Singing was a beautiful gift she was given. Faye met the love of her life, Willie D. Wagner, while attending a 'Singing'. He was singing with his family and it was love at first sight. Faye graduated from Mena High School in May of 1954 and they were married just a few days later on May 22, 1954. All she dreamed of was being a wife, mother and homemaker. In 1955, soon after having their first child, they moved from Arkansas to the KC area.
Faye had several interests, including gardening, cooking, arts & crafts, and making quilt tops, which soon became her specialty. She loved doing these quilt tops because she knew she was doing them for someone special and took pride in every stitch.
Most important in her life was family. Spending time and sharing memories with her family and friends were her greatest joys. Faye touched the hearts of every person she met. She was honest, gracious, loving, caring, grateful, giving, sweet, pleasant, always hopeful and beautiful inside and out.
Faye was preceded in passing by her parents, Ernest and Lizzie Wagner; her beloved husband of 63 years, Willie "Buck" Wagner; her brother, Olen Wagner; as well as her son, Jackie Wagner, and her granddaughter, Becky.
Faye is survived by her son, Jerry Michael Wagner of Olathe, KS; son, Donald Ray (Elizabeth) Wagner of Olathe, KS; daughter, Donna Kay (Joe) Seley of Topeka, KS; son, Gary Dean (Tammy) Wagner of Tonganoxie, KS; brothers, Orville (Sandi) Wagner, Bennie (Janice) Wagner, and Willie (Barbara) Wagner; and 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.