Richard Graybill Wagner, 78, Lyndon: Feb. 21, 1945 – Feb. 11, 2024 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Richard Graybill Wagner, 78, Lyndon: Feb. 21, 1945 – Feb. 11, 2024

LYNDON, Kan. – Richard Graybill Wagner, 78, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, at his home near Lyndon, Kan., surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 21, 1945, in Hershey, Penn., the fifth and last son of Edgar Kreider and Fannie (Graybill) Wagner.

Richard graduated from Hershey High School in 1963. He graduated from McPherson College, McPherson, Kan., and then from University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with his master’s degree. He worked for the state of Kansas in the Department of Social Services, Department of Aging until his retirement.

On Feb. 4, 1966, Richard was united in marriage to Janice Stansel, in McPherson. To this union two children were born, Rayna and David.

Richard was raised in a Christian home where he committed his life to Jesus Christ as a teenager, and his faith guided him throughout his life. He and Jan attended church at Grace Community Church, Overbrook, Kan., and Mt. Pleasant Community Church, near Lyndon.

Richard grew up on a dairy farm, and he had worked as a herdsman for the Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown, Penn. His enjoyment of cattle lasted his whole life. He enjoyed farming, gardening and generally working outdoors. This led to deer, bird and squirrel watching from his back deck. He and Jan spent time attending all of their grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. They also enjoyed many trips to see family in Pennsylvania and Colorado.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Fannie; and by two brothers, Franklin Wagner and James Wagner.

Richard is survived by his wife, Janice, of 58 years; two children, Rayna (Jarred) Creach, of Pomona, Kan., and David (Melissa) Wagner, Lebo, Kan.; four grandchildren, Jayden Creach, of Lawrence, Collin Creach, Wichita, Kan., and Kaitlin Wagner and Benjamin Wagner, both of Lebo; and his two brothers, Edgar Wagner, Palmyra, Penn., and David (Avis) Wagner, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Vassar Cemetery, Vassar, Kan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideon’s, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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