Clara Mae Wagahoff

Clara Mae WagahoffClara Mae Wagahoff, 84, of Ipava died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Bushnell, the daughter of Clem and Bernice Jenkins Bricker. She married Roy Phillip Wagahoff on Dec. 5, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. He died May 6, 1990.

She also was preceded in death by one grandson, Clinton Roy Wagahoff; and one brother, Eugene Bricker.

Surviving are one son, Dennis (and Charlene) Wagahoff of Greenwood, Ind.; one daughter, Patricia Wagahoff of Ipava; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was a waitress at Bobby B's, Clyde Cleer's Ipava Cafe and The Hideout, all in Ipava.

She was a member of Ipava Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, where she was a former board member; a 53-year member of the Ipava American Legion Auxiliary, where she was past president; and a 50-year member of the Ipava Order of Eastern Star Lodge #226, where she was past Worthy Matron.

She was an honorary member of Fulton County Garden Tractor Pullers Association, Ipava Fire Department Auxiliary, Spoon River Scenic Drive Association and Camp Ellis Days Committee, where she was a former honorary parade marshal.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at her church with Pastor Kevin Kessler and Pastor Frieda Foland officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava. An Eastern Star service will be conducted by her lodge at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery in Ipava.

Memorials may be made to her church, Ipava Rescue Squad, Ipava American Legion Auxiliary or Ipava Order of Eastern Star Lodge.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/1/2006