86-year-old graduate feels she's floating on a cloud

Aaron Krause • Apr 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

For several years, Violet Wagner has been studying to obtain her general education degree (GED). Late former St. Mary's fifth-grade teacher Janice Stoneham and good friend Anne Daugherty have tutored Wagner.

She had left school after the eighth grade to work in an airplane factory in Shelby as part of the war effort.

Wagner raised a family and entered the civilian workforce, but she wanted to complete her education.

A graduation ceremony for the 86-year-old Wagner took place Wednesday afternoon at Gaymont Nursing Center.

A feature story about Wagner was published last week in the Norwalk Reflector. So you don't miss stories such as this one, sign up for home delivery by calling 419-668-3771 or subscribe to the e-paper (a complete digital replica of each issue) for less than $1 per week and read the full-version of the stories online.

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