Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


October 28, 2013

Agnes Hagerty, 91

November 1, 1921 – October 26, 2013

Greensburg — Agnes Hagerty left this life to go home on October 26, 2013, at Arbor Grove Village.  She began this life on November 1, 1921, in Daviess County.  She was the daughter of Otto S. and Mary Elizabeth (Gates) Wathen.

Agnes spent her youth living in Montgomery, Princeton, and Evansville.  She graduated from Montgomery High School, then left to go work in Indianapolis.  She worked at various department store positions as well as working and studying at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana.

Agnes married Francis E. Hagerty on November 22, 1941.  Agnes raised ten children with great love and care.  When all the children were raised she went back to college and received her LPN license.  She then put great love into taking care of others, while working at Lincoln Street Nursing Home and the Heritage House Nursing Home.  Agnes also worked at Columbus Regional Hospital. 

Agnes is survived by six sons, John and Dale Hagerty, of Letts, Dennis (Susie) Hagerty and Bernie (Janet) Hagerty, of Greensburg, Jim (Marietta) Hagerty, of Westport, Larry (Kathy) Hagerty, of North Vernon; four daughters, Dorothy (Steve) Scudder, of St. Paul, Teresa (Joel) Diedrich, of Georgia, Alice (Bob) Back, of Westport, and Nancy (Dan) Schroeder, of Greensburg; one sister, Viola (Mac) McMillan, of Los Angeles, Ca.; 36 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; brother, Vincent Wathen, of New Mexico and three sisters, Kathryn (William) Kelly and Dorothy McKinney, both of Los Angeles, Ca., and Charlotte Wathen, of Montgomery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 31, at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home. A public rosary service will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 1, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Interment will be held in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

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