Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Catherine Elizabeth Wagner Inman

Catherine Elizabeth Wagner Inman, age 46, of Quincy, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at 4:20 pm in her residence.

Catherine Elizabeth Wagner Inman | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILCatherine was born December 30, 1966 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Dr. Lavern J. and Joan Mary  Wagner.

Catherine was a 1985 graduate of Quincy High School.  She was the costumer of the Quincy Community Theater for 12 years.  Catherine was an accomplished costumer and seamstress, and was the owner of Stage Door Costumes from 2003 – 2012. She was a volunteer for the Quincy Humane Society.  Catherine was very creative and spent her free time constructing 3 dimensional paper art.

Survivors include: 2 children, Jake Inman and Chloe Inman both of Quincy, 13 siblings, Gerry (Holly) Wagner of Quincy, Mary (Jimmy) Hefferman of Glen Burnie, MD, Heidi (Timothy) Fielding of North Hollywood, CA, Brian (Audrey) Wagner, Jeanine (Margaret Simmons) Wagner both of Carbondale, IL, Bernadette (Tom) Allbaugh of Alta Loma, CA, Ted (Jean) Wagner of Abilene, TX, Cecilia Wagner of Philadelphia, PA, Martin (Karen) Wagner, Jillian (Cole) Miller both of Quincy, Erica Wagner of Newport News, VA, Chris Wagner and Todd (Alaina) Wagner both of Quincy, 25 nieces and nephews, and her step-mother, Bernice Wagner of Quincy.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Pastor Chris Lefever officiating.

Visitation: Saturday May 11, 2013 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: Inman Children’s Education Fund


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.



  1. We were neighbors when our children were younger; & our daughters became fast friends in Kindergarten. Some of my favorite memories of Cathy were that she brought us a plant after our son was born. He will be 6 on Friday; and that plant is still going strong out in our front yard! I loved her philosophy that life is too short to clean house! Also, she was very positive and encouraging to me about running my 1st half-marathon. I remember seeing her and her sister dressed as skeletons running the Grim Reaper race several yrs ago. Of course I was giving it my all and could not keep up w/ them, let alone carry on a conversation. They were way faster, just up there giggling and chatting away and making it look so easy!! Rest in peace, Cathy!

  2. Since I will be unable to make it to the service for Cathy, I wanted to post this in her memory. I had the wonderful fortune of sharing many special times with Cathy. We went to high school together where we had fun in Choir, Show Choir, Musicals and so much more. After school when I moved back to Quincy I had the honor of working with her again at the Quincy Community Theatre. Our oldest children Jake and my Brelyn attended school together. I will never forget her beautiful smile, wonderful outgoing spirit and her sense of humor. She was beautiful inside and out. I know she is singing with the Angels and sharing all her special gifts and talents with all God’s Angels. Cathy I will never forget you and I love you so much… I will cherish the memories in my heart forever. For the family: I know many of you as well and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!

  3. I knew Cathy through the theatre-performing at QCT and costuming for Pittsfield Theatre Guild. I remember bringing bottles of root beer to Jake and Chloe at the shop. I reconnected with Cathy on Facebook after her father passed away. I never imagined we would lose her so soon. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family. She was one of a kind and will be missed.

  4. Dear Jake, Chloe & the Wagner Family

    How saddened I was to hear of Cathy’s passing. What a lovely, spirited, caring, fun and talented friend. I will always have very warm and special memories of our time together. My thoughts are with you all, and I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. I remember Cathy when I was very young. I went to the Wagner house when they had prayer meetings. Cathy was close in age to to me and we would run around on the grounds . May you rest in peace Cathy .

  6. …The Wagners were a gift to this community and to St. Francis Church for years. Heidi sang at my wedding and Mary and I went through school together…I feel sad for your loss and pray that Cathy’s family finds Peace…

  7. Not many people you remember from kindergarten but Cathy was one of those people. It didn’t matter how many years passed that you had seen her, you were always a friend! My thoughts are with the whole family! Hope the good memories get you through!

  8. My thoughts & prayers goes out to the Inman family. Catherine was very special to our family and will certainly be missed. God needed another special angel and now he has another one. Much Love, Mary T. (aka Mom T. & Grandma T.)

  9. Thank you ALL so much for your thoughts and prayers. Those memories you have, keep “us” family members going! So please keep them coming! I am proud to say I’m Cathy’s sister-in-law. (I married the youngest Wagner) although I have only been in the family for almost 7 years I have to say…once you met this lady, you will never forget her. So eclectic and always smiling my “sister” was one to make you laugh and always make you smile! She lit up a room as she was not only beautiful, she had a heart of gold.

    We will miss you dearly and we’ll never forget you! Everything that made you the Cathy we Love so much! Rest in Peace Cat! I Love you!

  10. Just a few weeks ago, we had the good fortune to see Cathy and spent some time talking about her terrific kids, our families, films and music we enjoyed, and a host of other experiences that we had shared and that meant a great deal to us all. It was wonderful to have that time together and we will always cherish it. We will miss her very much. Please know that you are in our hearts.

  11. The Flot and Watts family have long ties with the Wagner Family. We grew up together,my mother Mary was great friends with Lavern and Joan and considered them part of our family. It saddens me to hear of Cathy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers goes out from my family to yours.

  12. I met Cat at QCT and had the privilege of doing several shows with her. She was always a happy, bubbly, delightful person with whom to work. I send prayers for those whom she loved.

  13. We only met once but all the Wagners leave a special place in the hearts of those whose paths they cross. Love and prayers to all of Cathy’s family and friends…

  14. I worked many shows with Cathy at QCT and she was always a great friend. She was like a big sister to me…letting me help with costumes when I asked her. She was a bright spot in my life and was always a beautiful soul. She touched many peoples’ lives and we will never forget her. I pray her family is comforted at this time and finds peace in knows she left her foot print on many hearts. We will always love you Cathy! Rest in peace beautiful lady.

  15. Cathy was like a magical fairy sprite…beautiful inside and out! When she was little she would twirl around and around in her little pink and white dress in that huge living room, singing and smiling….always singing…always smiling. She loved all living things….but none so much as her two beautiful children and her wonderful family. I consider myself very lucky to have known her and loved her….and will be forever blessed because of the magical fairy dust she twirled on me and into my heart! I will miss you my magical little “sister”…and I will carry part of you with me always…always in my heart.

  16. I am so sad to hear of Cathy’s passing.
    She was such a wonderful person full of life and lots of
    love for everyone.
    Cathy was so talented and always had a smile on her face.
    There’s only one Cathy and she will be missed by so many people.
    I will pray for her and her family at this difficult time..

  17. God bless you and keep you Cathy, we will miss you. You are gone too soon, and we are grateful for the good times we have shared. May the Lord bless Cathy’s family, especially her wonderful children, and friends with comfort, healing, grace and love in these coming days. Saying goodbye is never easy, but your smile remains with us in our hearts.

  18. So sorry to hear of Cathys passing. I worked with her years ago at Foxmoor in the mall. She was a beautiful person inside and outside. Her smile exuded her outgoing personality. Her quick wit made working retail fun. Several times when I worked with her I would hear her singing along with the songs playing in the store. It saddens my heart that such an amazing person was taken from us too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. There will never be another Cathy, she will be missed.

  19. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I have great memories of Cathy from high school. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  20. She was only my step sister, but I loved her as much as I could. She is making gowns for the angels now.

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