Lewisburg-Marlene A. Wager, D.O., 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Greenbrier Manor after a short illness.
Born Mar. 22, 1940, at Kewanee, IL, she was the daughter of the late Leslie A. and Blanche G. Wager.
She attended Moline Lutheran Hospital School for nursing, graduating with Diploma RN in 1961. She attended Augustana College, Rock Island, IL graduating with Degree BA in Pre-med in 1965. She received Doctor D.O. at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1972. She interned at Davenport Osteopathic Hospital, Davenport, IA in 1972-73. She had a private practice in Durant, IA from 1972 to 1981. She was Assistant and Associate Professor at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1981 to 1988 including Director of Gerontology Program. She was Medical Director of Twin Pines Care Center in Kirksville, MO from 1981 to 1988. She was Associate Professor Department of Family Medicine and was head of Geriatrics section – Medical Geriatrics Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1988 to 1992. She was Professor of clinical sciences at WV School of Medicine from 1992 to 2013. She was Medical Director at Greenbrier Manor from 2003 to 2013. Dr. Wager was an emertus Professor during her period with Robert C. Byrd Clinic in Lewisburg. More recently she was a clinical instructor for the Osteopathic Principles and Practice course. She was founder of the MOSS scholarship at WVSOM for out-of-state students. Dr. Wager is known by many in the area for her work with local nursing homes and Hospice patients.
She is survived by: three brothers Russell (Neva) of Peoria, IL, Wendell (Dolores) of Mesa, AZ, and Dwaine (Judy) of Kewanee, IL; four nieces and three nephews and a long-term friend, Marilyn Stull.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at McCraw Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Richard Lohmeyer officating.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 t0 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Also, a Memorial Service will be held at Greenbrier Manor on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MOSS Fund, Greenbrier Manor, Christ Our Savior of the Valley Lutheran Church and HospiceCare.