Viola A. (Phelps) Waggoner

December 9, 1935 ~ August 15, 2020 (age 84)

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Viola A. Waggoner, age 84, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 7:34 am at Sage Bluff Health and Rehab, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a cook in the cafeteria at General Motors.

Viola was born December 9, 1935, in Warren, Wisconsin, a daughter of Arthur Horace and Ethel Christina (Thomas) Phelps. She is survived by 2 daughters Sheri (Mike Batzka)  Waggoner and Teri (Michael) Lornson both of Roanoke, 2 granddaughters Krystal (Joe) Reppen of Grove City, Ohio and Kassandra (Eric) Sedam of Fort Wayne, 3 great-grandchildren Clayton Sedam, Kaladin Reppen, and Lynneth Reppen, a step-grandson Kirk (Mandy) Lornson of Madison, Wisconsin, 3 sisters Marion Phelps, Evelyn Nimmo and Audrey Phelps, and 2 brothers Charlie Phelps and Lester Phelps, all of Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Doris Phelps Webster and a brother Albert Walter Phelps.

To honor Viola’s life there will be a private family gathering.

Preferred memorials are to Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.


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