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Marjorie Ives Wagar

November 4, 2008

Marjorie H. Ives Wagar, 82

Grafton - Marjorie H. Ives Wagar, 82, of Simon Road died Tuesday November 4, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital Troy after a brief illness.

Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Alson H. Ives and Gladys (Cottrell) Ives and wife of the late Merritt E. Wagar. She had resided in Troy for 21 years and most of her life in Grafton and was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1944.

She was a homemaker. An active member of the Grafton United Methodist Church, she was a member of the Troy Annual Conference for 25 years, serving on the Board of Global Ministries, on the Laity Committee and a Certified Lay Speaker. Active in the Bennington-Troy (Embury) District, also with the District United Methodist Women and a former district President. Mrs. Wagar was a member and former President of the Grafton Historical Society and a member of the former Grafton Community League and the PTA.

Survivors include three sons, Richard M. Wagar (Missy) of Petersburgh, James E. Wagar (Carol) of Grafton and Jeffrey A. Wagar (Beth) of Grafton; a daughter, Joanne M. Hubbs (Mark) of Pittstown; a sister, Dorothy McChesney of Moriah; nine grandchildren, Stacy Winn, Richard M. Wagar II, Colleen Wagar, Gregory and Matthew Lewis, David and Michael Hubbs and Nathan and Leta Wagar; four great grandchildren, Jordan and Kylie Winn and Brooke and Drew Ryan and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Ruth I. Daley.

Funeral service will be held Friday at 12 noon at the Grafton United Methodist Church Route 2 Grafton.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy, on Thursday from 4-7PM.

Interment will be in Eagle Mills Cemetery.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the ER staff and 5th Floor nursing staff at St. Mary's Hospital and the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Marjorie Wagar to the Grafton Historical Society PO Box 244 Grafton, NY 12082 or the Grafton Methodist Church Building Fund Route 2 Grafton, NY 12082.

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