WAPAKONETA, Ohio — Jackie Hager, matriarch and minority owner of Miller’s Textile Services, died in her sleep April 21 at the age of 83, shares Andrew Thornbury, vice president of operations for the company.
Hager devotedly served the employees and customers of Miller’s, which supplies businesses and institutions with professional quality uniforms and linens, towels, mats and janitorial supplies, for more than 51 years.
“For most of us, she was the first person that greeted us when we joined the company, welcoming us with her characteristic big smile,” says Thornbury. “For all of us, she was the epitome of a warm heart and steadfast dedication.”
Hager was heavily involved in the Wapakoneta and surrounding communities, donating her time and talents to a variety of causes.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, and co-owner, Roger V. Hager; two children, Robert (Lorrie) Hager and Michele Hunsaker; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a sister, Caroline Suzanne (Gene) Fitzpatrick.
In lieu of flowers and other gifts, the family strongly urges memorial contributions be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund.