Clymena "Skip" Wagner

May 9, 2019

Clymena May “Skip” Wagner, age 92, of Columbus, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. A beautician by trade, she operated her own shop, “The Springs Beauty Nook” at the Incor Hotel in Magnetic Springs during the 1960’s and 70’s. She started her career in 1958 with her daughter-in-law, Betty Tossey at “Betty’s Beauty Shop” in Marysville. She also worked as a beautician at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. During her retirement, Skip worked at the Golden Corral on Dublin Granville Road, where she was known as “the salad bar lady.” A member of New Dover United Methodist Church and a 1945 graduate of New Dover High School, she was a cheerleader and the starting pitcher for her high school’s girls’ softball team. She loved visiting the Eldorado and Hollywood casinos and enjoyed traveling with her husband, Fred, to Atlantic City and Las Vegas. She was known as a passionate Ohio State Buckeyes fan and attended the 1976 Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, California. She also enjoyed gardening and her animals. Above all, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born April 10, 1927 in Union County to the late Brainard Manley and Florence Underhill Drum. She was also preceded in death in 1973, by her first husband, Paul D. Tossey; a sister, Norma Grace Asman; and her brothers, Brainard Manley Drum, Jr., Charles Kreis and John Kreis. Skip is survived by her husband of 44 years, Fred E. Wagner, whom she married May 17, 1975; a daughter, Rebecca Jo Tossey of Columbus; two step-daughters, Brenda (Dick) Leezer of Powell and Nita Taylor of Columbus; her grandchildren, Michael Munn, Xanthe Zeitzuck and Adam Bell; her great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Karter Munn; her step-grandchildren, Fred Leezer, Eva Leezer, Aimee Crecelius; her step-great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Taylor, Caleb Lawson, Max Leezer and Robert Leezer; a sister-in-law, Virginia Childs of Apple Valley; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Underwood Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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