Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


February 6, 2013

Wilma Wagner

Peoria, Ariz. —  

Funeral services for Wilma Wagner, of Peoria, Ariz., and formerly Knoxville, were held on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at he Bybee & Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Brent Hanna officiating.  Burial followed in the Graceland Cemetery.  Midge Brooks, organist shared “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace”.

Wilma Alberta Wagner was born on Jan. 3, 1919, in Liberty Township, the daughter of John Daniel Fall and Mary (Rogers) Fall. 

Following graduation from the Bussey High School, she went on to attend Ottumwa Beauty School.  Wilma was united in marriage to Harry Edward Wagner on Sept. 23, 1942, in Unionville, Mo.  The two made their home in Knoxville.  Wilma owned the Beauty Box until her retirement in 1991. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Knoxville and the Local Cosmetology Association.  Wilma loved spending time with her family.

Wilma passed away on Jan. 30, 201,3 at the Fletcher Heights Home in Peoria, Ariz., at the age of 94 years.

She was preceded in death by her, parents; husband, Harry E. Wagner; sister, Irene Boles; brothers, William Walton Fall, John (Junior) Fall and Gerald Fall.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Pearson (Lyle) of Peoria, Ariz., Debbie Clark (Arthur) of Sugar Land, Texas; granddaughters, Emily (Max) Merritt, Abby (Scott) Goodrich, Caitlin Clark; great granddaughters, Ashlyn Merritt and Alisha Merritt.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be left at

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