Eileen B. Wagner 1928-2020
WARREN — Eileen B. Wagner, 92, after hearing the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant,” entered Heaven, Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020, at Windsor House at Champion.
Eileen was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Warren, a daughter of the late Jacob and Theresa Lane Wagner. She attended Warren G. Harding High School.
She was formerly married to Angelo R. Prince for 46 years as a housewife and mother. She later worked retail for several years at Robert Hall Clothing into the 1970s before retiring. From the 1980s through the 1990s, she enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren. There were many nights of bowling in the basement and endless games. Watching her grandchildren grow, while attending their school functions and sporting events, gave her a sense of pride. She was a true supporter of not only her family, but strangers as well.
As a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, she spent many years walking to attend the Mass, 3.5 miles one way, four to five times a week, in all weather conditions. She would always go out of her way to hug a stranger and tell them that Jesus loved them, and so did she. Many of those years involved dropping off homemade Amish Friendship Bread of endless varieties. She also invited the most unlikely people into her home for a homemade spaghetti or pot roast dinner and fellowship.
She enjoyed working through the St. Vincent de Paul Society and other local soup kitchens, as she loved to serve others.
Eating good food, such as the Feast of the Seven Fishes, and enjoying a glass of wine or a martini, heavy on the olives, always put a smile on her face. Just don’t forget the cheesecake.
With her honest sense of humor, she would make the most serious of us laugh by telling stories of her life as a young women.
Eileen will be deeply missed by her children, Thomas B. Prince (Ruth), Alan M. Prince (Cindy) and Mary Catherine Prince (Mark); grandchildren, Daniel Prince, Benjamin Prince (Melia), Nicole Wayt (Noah) and Katie Kritchko; and great-grandchildren, Arison and Michelina Wayt. She also leaves a sister, Mary Gargano, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy Scannell and Betty Wagner; as well as a brother, Daniel Wagner.
A private service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 10 at St. Mary Catholic Church. There will be no calling hours.
Any monetary contributions should be made to St. Mary Catholic Church Warren, Ohio.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.