Adrienne Lee Wagener, 61, of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 26, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. She was born October 31, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN to Gerald J. and Betty Jane (Clark) Franksen. They preceded her in death.
Adrienne graduated from White Bear Lake High School in St. Paul, MN in 1968. She then graduated from Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, MO where she became a Certified Dental Assistant. Adrienne spent 32 years as a dental assistant, working the majority of that time for Dr. Jack Cox’s office, Independence Dental Center and Dental Excellence of Independence. Adrienne had a passion for life and lived everyday as if it were going to be her last. She enjoyed traveling worldwide, scuba diving and making new friends. Adrienne loved spending time at Roaring River State Park and was an accomplished fly-fisherman. Her greatest love of all was being with family and close friends.
She married David Michael Wagener of Independence, MO on March 18, 1972. They celebrated their 40th anniversary earlier this year. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include her daughter, Nikki DeMint and husband Todd of Parkville, MO; her son, Shane Wagener and wife Suzanne of Grain Valley, MO; her brother, Dr. Scott Franksen of Kearney, MO; four grandchildren, Kiley, Kole, Evan and Avery; and many extended family members and dear friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Qamar Kahn and his staff at the KU Cancer Center for the loving care and support they gave to Aid over the last several years. May God bless each of you.
A memorial service celebrating Adrienne’s life will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main Street, Blue Springs , MO 64015. The family will receive friends from 3-7:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation Greater Kansas City Affiliate or KU Cancer Center-Breast Cancer Unit and may be left in care of the funeral home. Memories of Adrienne and condolences may be left with the family at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com