A Memorial Service for Linda Joyce Kelch Wagner, 67, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 16, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Ms. Wagner died at 12:12 a.m., Monday, January 12, 2015, at NHC Healthcare.
She was born October 12, 1947, at Mason City, Iowa, to George Michael Kelch and Phyllis Marie Studer Kelch. She graduated from Marquette-McGregor High School in Iowa with the Class of 1965. She was an honest, dedicated hard worker and was self-employed in the farming and pallet industries. Linda enjoyed gardening and canning which started in her childhood days of being in the 4-H program. She also enjoyed dancing, gambling, socializing and anything outdoors, especially fishing, camping and 4-wheeling at Cloud 9 Ranch. Linda was always eager to help with the charities of the Elks Lodge, especially Christmas for Kids project that gave her great joy. She cherished time with her kids, grandkids and her wonderful close friends. Ms. Wagner was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by three children, Terri Braynard, husband, Shane, West Plains, Troy Witte, wife, Vikki, West Plains and Tony Witte, wife, Staretta, Edmond, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Audie Russell, Paris Witte, Elijah Witte and Caleb Witte; three sisters, Norma Mason, husband, Charlie, Lollie Kelch, all of State of Iowa and Karen “Tootie” Schafer, husband, Howard, Branson, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.
Her parents and one brother, George Michael Kelch, precede her in death
Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until service time at 11:00 a.m. followed by a dinner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. A guest book is available for signing at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Ms. Wagner will be laid to rest in the South Fork Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Christmas for Kids program or Alzheimer’s Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.