Clinton - Evelyn Wagoner, 95, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at home with loved ones by her side.
Evelyn was born October 1, 1926 in Chaffee, Missouri to Martin and Lena (Halter) Menz. She grew up on the family farm in Caney Creek, Missouri with her four sisters, still “complaining” many years later of having to milk the cows before going to school, and sharing many tales of the adventures she had with her sisters.
In January 1948, she traveled to New Orleans to marry the love of her life on January 24, 1948, Leo Wagoner, who was serving in the Navy.
After Leo’s discharge they took up residence in National City, Illinois, then Cahokia, Illinois where she worked at Centerville Hospital as a CNA. Evelyn joined the local homemakers association and spent many years enjoying making crafts and good friends.
Evelyn and Leo moved to Clinton, Montana in 1989 to be close to their daughter, Vicki, where she joined the Clinton Community Center and then became a member of St. Ann’s Parish in Bonner, Montana, again making good friends.
She also became a member of the “S & B” Club, which is an elite club of special women where she spent many years making memories and the best friends anyone could ask for. She was still a member at her time of death where she leaves behind the last three special ladies, whom she cherished.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Lena Menz; husband Leo Wagoner; sisters Viola Maroni, Virginia Lenand, Erline Brucker and Mary Jane Oliver. She is survived by her son, Rodrick (Janice) Wagoner of Bowling Green, Kentucky; daughter Vicki (John) Shotwell of Clinton, Montana, grandchildren Rodney Wagner of Santa Barbara, California, Travis (Kim) Wagoner of Scottsville, Kentucky, Erik Shotwell of Boise, Idaho and Torrie (Dave) Tschan of Missoula, Montana, 6 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and close friends.
Services will be held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Missoula Montana on Monday, July 11th 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
The family would like to give thanks to the Partners In Home Care Hospice team, especially nurse Bridget.