“We just do what needs to be done” was one of the philosophies that Barbara Winifred (Meshey) Wagner chose to live by in her 81 years of earthly life. It was this positive, strong-willed quality that helped her survive the loss of her parents at an early age, the courage to enter the professional world as a single mother to four young children and the resilience to battle a failing body throughout the pastve years. Possessing a humble nature and kind smile, she was a rock and friend to those who knew and loved her. On Monday January 25 she left her home to join her sister, Margaret K. (Roy) and parents, Lewis and Margaret Meshey into the waiting arms of angels. Winnie, formerly of Strasburg and more recently Peach Bottom, PA is survived by her children: Tammy Hinton and Timothy Wagner, Lancaster; Gini (Kelly) Woy, Peach Bottom and Mary Jo Reed, Ephrata. She was known as “Jammy” to her adoring grandchildren: Tahara (Jesse) Delewski, Henry and Stella Woy. Great-grandchildren: Ryan (Nicole) Hensley, David, Hope, Raymond and Charity Delewski all knew her adoration and revelled in her playful antics.
The innate determination Winnie showed in her personal life, shined equally bright in her professional life. She proved herself a personable and capable customer service representative and manager, and later an admired sales representative for the Jay Group, creating a personal bond of friendship lasting beyond her years with the company. Winnie spent the last years of her career as a sales representative for Geiger, Lewiston Maine, where again she paved a path of success and faithful friendships.
In addition to her family and loyal friends, Winnie enjoyed spending her time at home working either on home repair projects or in herower beds.
The family would like to thank the staff at Country Meadows, Lancaster, and Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community and all the home care professionals who have kept her safe and laughing throughout the past several years. If you feel inclined, the family requests in lieu of sendingowers that you make a contribution to Chiques United Methodist Church, 1215 East Main Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552 or Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
She takes with her a smile that will live in our memories forever and an example of kindness to live by.