Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In remembrance of Minnie Hager

The wonderful obituary my grandma wrote about my great grandma

Minnie L. Hager, 104, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on July 10, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Manatee County, having been born and raised in Palmetto. Minnie was the daughter of Ed and Julie Jones, and was predeceased by her sister, Flora Belle Wadsworth, and brother, Charlie Jones. In 1930, Minnie moved to Bradenton, as she wed W. Price Hager, who had been a Bradenton resident since 1909. They became the parents of Robert L. Hager of Ft. Myers and Elinor Hager Durham of Palm Harbor. Price predeceased Minnie in 1977. Minnie devoted her life to many groups of young people, serving for over 20 years as the head of the First United Methodist Church's Junior Department, and elementary substitute teacher a dozen years, seventeen years as a nursery school teacher, and was also a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. She loved to arrange flowers, serving as a leader in the Manatee River Garden Club, and especially enjoyed creating flower arrangements for many church events. Minnie has been an inspiration to her family throughout her life, especially to her 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, `19 great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 10-11 A.M. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th Street West, Bradenton with a celebration of her life to follow. Committal services will take place at the Palmetto City Cemetery.

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