Elizabeth Wager

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Elizabeth E. Wager, nee Remelius, 91, of Belleville, IL, born July 12, 1931, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, December 19, 2022, at Mercy Rehab Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Elizabeth worked as a registered nurse for Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. She was a member of the Women’s Guild at St. Johns U.C.C., Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Galaxy Square Dancers. Elizabeth enjoyed sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. She loved watching her grandkids compete in their sporting events.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years, Robert L. Wager, whom she married on September 19, 1952; parents, Oliver and Evelyn, nee Scher, Remelius; and her brother, Richard Remelius.

She is survived by her three sons, David (Teresa) Wager of Belleville, IL, Robert L. (Roberta) Wager of San Antonio, TX, and Richard W. Wager of Mascoutah, IL;
a sister, Jean (William) Lambert;
six grandchildren, Laurie (Terry) Cunnington, Lindsay (Chris) Foltz, Robert Wager III, Austin (Hilary) Wager, Logan (Abby) Wager, and Tycen Wager;
five great-grandchildren, Paige, Adam, Jay, Liam, and Eric;
a sister-in-law, Jeanette Remelius;
and many dear cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Memorial Auxiliary or to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mascoutah, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 9 a.m. to 11a.m., Thursday, December 22, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11a.m., Thursday, December 22, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


6 Comments on Elizabeth Wager

Ellen Parker said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2022 at 10:45 AM

To the Wager Family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of Betty. We worked together in OB. Betty was an absolutely delightful coworker and an excellent nurse. May she rest in peace.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jim Tucci said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2022 at 9:10 AM

Sorry for your loss Dave

  • Ofallon
  • Il
ELLEN CUNNINGTON said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 10:20 AM

Dear Dave, Teresa and Family, We are so sad that Betty has gone from your life. She was quite a lady, full of fun and always up to date on her family, the Cardinals, and life in general. She was a wonderful woman. Love, Ellen & Walt.

  • IL
Pearl Spies said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 9:42 AM

My heartfelt sympathy. Such a great lady. We volunteered for many years together at Memorial.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Betty Brauer said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 9:17 AM

Deepest sympathies to the entire family. She was a great neighbor.

  • Arnold
  • MO
Gary Knoth said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 1:18 AM

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies and prayers that the family will find comfort and peace during this very difficult time .

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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