Obituary for Twila Wagner
10/19/1924 - 01/31/2018
Twila E. (Thomson) Wagner passed away peacefully at Pataskala Oaks Care Center on January 31, 2018. There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Blendon Central Cemetery, 6330 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville. Twila requests that there be no flowers. To read the complete obituary, go to www.HillFuneral.com. Twila E. (Thomson) Wagner passed away peacefully at Pataskala Oaks Care Center on January 31, 2018. She was born on October 19, 1924 to the late Lawrence D. Thomson and Mary Brooks Thomson. Twila was born in Columbus, Ohio, one of six children. After graduating from South High School, she began working at Morehouse Martin as a bookkeeper. She loved dancing at the Jimmy Rollins Dance Studio and performing on her roller skates at the Roller Land Skating Rink. In 1944 Twila, with written permission from her Mother, joined the U.S. WAVES. She was only 20 years old and needed written permission. While serving her country, Twila became a member of the WAVES Synchronized Swim Team. When World War II ended, she decided not to make the military a career and returned home. She attended OSU and is a very proud Buckeye. She was a leader and organizer for the Campfire Girls for 13 years. The Karl Road Christian Church has been her mainstay in life, a church that Twila helped to build. She volunteered at St. Anthony, Mt. Carmel East and St. Ann’s. She worked in Red Cross Disaster Services for 7 yrs and the food bank. Twila lived at Oakleaf Village for about 10 years before her dementia got worse. She then moved to Pataskala Oaks where she received excellent care until her passing. Also, Ohio Living Hospice was a great comfort to us. Twila was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Warren Wagner, sisters Lynn Handley, Elinor Dunn, Sue Christ, and daughters Starr Humerickhouse and Mary Adams. She is survived by her daughter Diane Reese, her daughter Henrietta (Richard) Smigel, son Dennis Wagner and brothers Glen Thomson and David (Janet) Thomson. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive Twila. There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Blendon Central Cemetery, 6330 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville. Twila requests that there be no flowers.