Elma Maureen Rash

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Elma Maureen Rash

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Birthplace: Union, Hardin County, Iowa
Death: Died in Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois
Place of Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Leonard James Rash and Ruth Rash
Wife of Richard E. Wagner
Mother of <private> Wagner and <private> Wagner
Sister of Lois A Rash; Leo Jay Rash and <private> Rash

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The Pantagraph newspaper, Bloomington, Ill., Sunday, Aug. 30, 1981, Page 3:

Pontiac woman, 65, killed by train

A 65-year-old Pontiac woman was killed at 5:15 a.m. Saturday when she was struck by a 24-car Illinois Central Gulf Railroad piggyback freight train. Elma Wagner, a resident of Livingston Manor, was killed by the northbound train on the tracks across from the nursing home. Officials said the train was traveling between 50 and 60 mph. Harry Pryor, Bloomington, the train's engineer, told state police he saw an object lying on the tracks. He said he blew the whistle and attempted to stop when he realized the object was a person, but was unable to avoid hitting Mrs. Wagner.

Burial will be In Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from an hour before the service at the funeral home. She was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Union, Iowa, a daughter of Leonard and Ruth Clinkenbeard Rash. She married Richard Wagner. He died Nov. 10, 1966. Surviving are a son, Lynn, Graymont; her mother, of Evansdale, Iowa; a brother, Leo Rash, Liberty, Mo.; and two sisters, Ina Mae Sparks, Clemmons, Iowa, and Lois Allison, Waterloo, Iowa. Her father preceded her In death. She was a member of Central Christian Church. She was a switchboard operator at Evenglow Lodge from 1968-1972, then was switchboard operator at Pontiac Correctional Center from 1976-78. Nursing home officials would not comment on how she got onto the tracks. The nursing home, two miles south of Pontiac, is across Old U.S. 66 from the railroad tracks. Livingston County Coroner Keith Von Qualen will schedule an inquest. Mrs. Wagner's funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Duffy-Behrendt Funeral Home, D.H. Vollsted officiating.

Birth: December 15, 1914 Union, Hardin, IA, USA Death: August, 1981 (66) Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, USA

Daughter of Leonard James Rash and Ruth Rash -

Wife of Richard Wagner -

Mother of Wagner

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Birth: December 15, 1914

Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States

Death: August, 1981 (66)

Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, USA

Daughter of Leonard James Rash and Ruth Rash -

Wife of Richard Wagner -

Mother of ? Wagner

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Elma Maureen Rash's Timeline

1914
December 15, 1914
Union, Hardin County, Iowa
1930
1930
Age 15
Ca Union, Hardin, IA, USA
1981
August 29, 1981
Age 66
Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois
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Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois