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Wager, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Wager, 92, of Galesburg, died at 10:45 pm Friday, August 17, 2012 in Rosewood Care Center.

She was born April 19, 1920 in Knoxville, Tenn. the daughter of Winfred C. and Clo B. Callihan Thomas. She married William A. Wager in Galesburg, Ill. on August 17, 1941. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2005.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan E. Wager of Galesburg, Ill.

Margaret worked as a Registered Nurse in Surgery at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1938 and Cottage Hospital School of Nursing in 1941. She was a member of the Knox County Home Extension, Ralph M. Noble American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Galesburg Prairie China Painters, OAKS and Cottage Hospital Nurses Alumna Association. She also was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was very active with the United Methodist Women.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 am Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.

Rev. Mary Runge will officiate. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 am Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 120 N. Kellogg Street, Galesburg, Ill. and the Galesburg Rescue Mission, 435 East Third Street, Galesburg, Ill. Online condolences may be made to www.h-p-w.com.
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