Marie Johnson Wagner

Age 90, of Wilmington, DE was called to heaven by our dear Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Born in East Goshen Township, PA, Marie was the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Roberts) Ammann. She was predeceased by her first husband of 34 years, Marvin Johnson, her second husband of 24 years, Charles Wagner, her beloved son, Richard “Rick” Johnson, her daughter-in-law, Denise Finley Johnson, and her sisters, Helen Jackson and Dorothea Gallagher.

Mom will be greatly missed by her children who loved her dearly, son and daughter-in-law, Mark “Micky” and Donna Johnson of West Dundee, IL and daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne “Jeany” and Michael Tunell of Newark, DE. She is also survived by five grandchildren whom she absolutely adored as they did their Gramee. They are Kristin Chuman and her husband, Paolo, Kathryn Tunell, Michael Tunell, Jr., Matthew Johnson and Ryan Johnson. She idolized her two great grandchildren, Jacob Chuman and Sophia Tunell.

As a young woman, Marie worked for Bell Telephone and Wyeth Labs in West Chester, PA. After moving to Delaware and doing an awesome job raising three children, she enjoyed being a librarian at St. John the Beloved, Marshallton and Marbrook schools. Many of her retirement years were spent in Victorville, CA, which she thoroughly enjoyed and made many dear friends.

Marie was a member of St. John the Beloved Church where she was active in The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. She was a longtime member of the Millcreek Century Club, served as a Cub Scout den mother and was founder and coach of the first Cheerleading Squad at St. John the Beloved School. She loved singing, crocheting, bowling, ice skating and creating beautiful cards for her family and friends. She never missed one of her children’s many sporting events and was always cheering them on. She was present at every graduation and many special events for all of her grandchildren. She taught her children the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

Special thank yous are extended to Dr. Manthodi Faisal, Dr. Carlos Reyes, and Dr. Gilbert Leidig for their great care and to the wonderful and compassionate staff members at both the Summit in Hockessin and Sunrise in Wilmington. An extra special thank you goes out to Ms. Eleanor Parker, her devoted caregiver, who she was blessed to have by her side.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Friday, November 23rd between 6 and 8 p.m. at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 24th at 10 a.m. at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington. Entombment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. Donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland and Delaware at in memory of Marie Wagner.

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Submitted by Sheri Bell on
We knew Marie and her husband Charlie when they moved back to Delaware from California. Marie was a good friend to our family and always said "come see me." While we can no longer visit with Marie, her memory will stay in our hearts. Our condolences to the family. Love, Sheri, Kyle and Nolan Bell

Submitted by Micky Johnson on
Mom loved you and your family! She was so happy to see you and your boys in April at the Summit. You were great neighbors and friends. Your visit to see her at the Sunrise on Thursday was so coincidental and unfortunate, but I assure you Mom knows you came to see her on her last day here on earth, Sheri. Thank you.

Submitted by Sharon Camp on
Jeanne & Micky & family: You know I loved my Aunt Marie! I always admired her sense of adventure, love of travel, sense of humor, honesty, and desire to be active & independent! Her favorite story is about babysitting me when I was an infant. I will always cherish the memories of parties at your house when we were young. Aunt Marie was that special connection to my Mom...I will miss her so much. Love to all of you!

Submitted by John and Joyce ... on
How does one begin to describe someone that you've known and loved for over 70 years. She was as great an aunt and as fine a person that you could ever meet. We are all very fortunate to have had her in our lives. Our hearts go out to her wonderful family. and we pray for her eternal peace.

Submitted by Rob and Regie J... on
God blessed this earth with Aunt Marie. She was one of my favorite family members of all time. Her true spirit for life, her enthusiasm, her inquisitive energy and her natural sense of humor is what I remember most. She always had a certain magic twinkle in her. I fondly remember visiting her during her retirement years in Victorville, CA. May the Lord Jesus Christ welcome you to the kingdom for eternity and may perpetual light shine upon you always.

Submitted by Donna Lynch on
Micky and Jeanne , Sympathy from the Robinson family. We loved your mom so! Since hearing the news I have been remembering all the times and stories over the years of family get togetherness even though for many of them I was young. Our love to the both of you and your families. Donna, Shirley, Debbie and Beverly

Submitted by Linda Nermon on
Dear Mickey, Donna, Mat & Ryan: I'm so very sorry for your sad loss. I did have the opptny once to meet your Mom/Gramee- I believe it was at your wedding- Donna n Mickey. I recall how very vibrant and warm and charming she was. And I see Mickey and even the boys in her glowing face. I also recall that Donna on several occasions commented to me what a wonderful mother-in-law Marie was and how she was more of a "Mom" to her than her own. Now that is the ultimate compliment of one's in-law. May she Rest In Peace. All my love Always, (Aunt) LINDA

Submitted by Rev. William Cocco on
Sorry to hear of your loss. Marie was such a kind woman. I very much enjoyed both her and Charlie while I was stationed at st. John the Beloved. May she rest in peace. Fr. Cocco