Leana Gustafson Wagner

Thursday, July 28, 2005

LEONA GUSTAFSON WAGNER, age 82, of Denver, Ark., died Friday, July 22, 2005. Leona was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Bayard, Neb., to the late Paul D. Roberts and Ermine Watts Roberts.

In October 1939 she married Russell Gustafson, and to this union 11 children were born. Russell died in 1985, and she later married Ira Wagner, who also preceded her in death.

Leona worked as a reflexologist and CNA at Rock County Hospital in Bassett, Neb. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Green Forest.

Leona is survived by six daughters, Barbara Mintle of Harrison; Beverly Stahl of Ainsworth, Neb.; Sheila Jones of Omaha, Neb.; Susan Pickens of Ardmore, Okla.; Roxanne Anthony of Green Forest; Rebecca Belmont of Green Forest; five sons, Paul Gustafson of Blanchard, Okla.; Jay Gustafson of Long Pine, Neb.; Russell Gustafson of Harrison; Doug Gustafson of Harrison; and Terry Gustafson of Harrison; one brother, David Roberts of California; 20 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Leona was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and one grandson, Kevin Stahl.

Celebration of Life was held Monday, July 25 with Brother Galord Finch and Pastor Dwight Crowley officiating at Smith Family Funeral Home. Online condolences at www. smithfamilyfuneralhome.com.