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Betty Jo (Carpenter) Wagner

September 9, 1938 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Betty Wagner Obituary

Mrs. Betty Jo Wagner, 85, went home to be eternally with her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Sharon Baptist Church, with Rev. David Sealy and Rev. Dr. Gil Martin officiating.  The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall after the service.

Betty was born in Crossnore, NC on September 9, 1938 to the late Howard Sherman Carpenter, Sr. and Ruby Franklin Carpenter. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Hans T. “Sonny” Wagner in 2020, her eldest son, Ernest H. Wagner in 1986, and her youngest daughter, Tammy Denise Wagner in 1975.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Melanie Martin of Rock Hill, SC and Jan Gillespie (Don) of Rock Hill, SC and her son, Hans Christoper Wagner of Phoenix Arizona, 11 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

Betty was a faithful and loving wife for over 65 years and a dedicated mother and grandmother, a devout Christian since childhood who loved everyone she met. She was a faithful member of Sharon Baptist Church for almost 50 years.

She will be forever remembered for her sweet smile and loving nature by all who knew her.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House of Rock Hill, SC for the care, compassion, and comfort provided.

In memory of Betty, memorials may be made to Sharon Baptist Church, 3850 York St. Sharon, SC 29742 or Hospice & Community Care PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

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Memorial Service
January 20, 2024

2:00 PM
Sharon Baptist Church
3850 York St
Sharon, SC 29742


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