Adelaide Elizabeth Wagner

Adelaide Elizabeth Wagner, age 102, formerly of Etna, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in Erie. She was born on August 17, 1916 in Etna, daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Volk Broge.

Ade was preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. Wagner; and her son, Henry, in 1953. She was the loving mother of Jane (Scott) Lightner of Erie, and Susan (Joseph) Lambert, of Davenport, IA; dear grandmother of Kelly (Nick) Francani, of Chadds Ford, PA, Christopher (Sarah) Lightner, of Garnet Valley, PA, Travis Lightner of Erie, Erin Lambert of Davenport, IA, Morgan (Scott) Bellamy, of Downington, PA, and Joseph Lambert, III, of Davenport, IA.

Ade was a clerk for the U.S. Government during WWII, and an active member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sharpsburg, and the Chalfant House Women's Club. Most of all, she was a loving mother and a friend to all. Her home was the center for all friends and families to gather and always feel welcome. Ade was always there to listen. She loved her children, grandchildren, singing and cooking, but most especially her family and friends. Ade was divinely blessed, and she blessed each and every one of us. She had the ability to make everyone feel welcome and accepted, and in turn, everyone welcomed and accepted her. Our families wish to offer our sincere gratitude to Home Instead Care Givers of Erie. They all loved and cared for Mom beyond our expectations.

Friends may call at the Neely Funeral Home, 220 Mount Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116 on Saturday, January 12, from 1 pm until the time of the Memorial Service at 3pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, 1700 Peach St., Ste.244, Erie, PA 16501, or Sister Pascal Food Pantry, 130 E. 4th St., Erie, PA 16507, or Quad City Sled Hockey Assoc., 2236 E. 46th St., Davenport, IA 52807

The Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., handled initial arrangements.

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