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Rose Ann Wagner

January 19, 1940 — December 20, 2023

Dayton, OH



Rose Ann Wagner

nee Heyl

January 19, 1940 - December 20, 2023


The sun was gleaming and the birds were rejoicing as God led Rose Ann (Heyl) Wagner to peace on Wednesday December 20, 2023 at the age of 83.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Stanley E. Wagner; her five children Jennifer (Mike) Clark, Veronica Hecker, Deborah (David) Downey, Patricia (Matt) McNeel, and Matthew (Gina) Wagner.  She was a proud Grammy to 15 grandchildren Madison and Ashley Clark; Thomas and Sarah Hecker; Marie, Grace, Eliza, Jael, Lily, and Owen Downey; Kaitlyn, Nathan and Brody McNeel; and William and Joseph Wagner.


Rose Ann was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Veronica (Billow) Heyl, and her dear brothers, Robert and Donald.


Rose Ann grew up in Cheviot, Ohio where she attended Mother of Mercy High School.


Stanley and Rose Ann raised their family in Kettering, Ohio.  It was during those years where Rose Ann demonstrated God's work in endless care and nurturing to her family.


Rose Ann spent countless hours helping others through her volunteer time with Bethany Lutheran Retirement Home, Meals on Wheels, and rocking infants in the NICU at Miami Valley Hospital (her greatest joy).


Family was her brightest light and the time spent with her grandchildren was very special.  Christmas and the annual family vacation to Holden Beach were cherished, since this was when all 24 family members could be together.  She was happiest when all her children were together. 


Although Rose Ann was living with dementia, for several years, she continued to share her beautiful smile with all.


Visitation will be held at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, January 6, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM.


A Mass of Christian burial will proceed at 11:00 AM at St. Clement Church, 4536 Vine Street Cincinnati, Ohio.


Mass will be livestreamed


Graveside service to follow at St. Mary Cemetery 701 E. Ross Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio.


Family would like to extend their warm appreciation to all the nurses and staff of the Josephine Memory Care Center at 10 Wilmington Place and VITAS Hospice Care for the tender care they provided to Rose Ann.


Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or VITAS Hospice.



Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, January 6, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Hodapp Funeral Homes - College Hill

6041 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Saint Mary Cemetery and Mausoleum

701 E Ross Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45217

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