Winifred Naomi “Winnie” Wenger (nee Smith), 89, of Lorain, died Friday, September 28, 2012 at Avon Oaks Nursing Home in Avon. She was born July 28, 1923 in Elyria and had resided in Lorain since 1954.
Winnie graduated from Elyria High School and attended the St. Joseph School of Nursing. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and was on the first team of hospice nurses with the St. Joseph Hospice program.
Winnie was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Lorain. She was very devoted to her family and loved reading.
She is survived by her children, William Wenger of Florida, Patricia Shullick of Lorain, Charles Wenger of Columbus, Penny Wenger-Libicki (Charlie) of Ashkelon, Israel and David Wenger of Columbus; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and her brother, Raymond (Ailene) Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Wenger; son, Kenny Wenger; her parents, Edward and Lennie Merle Smith (nee Snodgrass); brothers, Edward and Donald Smith; and sister, Betty Greco.
The family will receive friends Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 1 to 4 P.M. at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Additional viewing will be held Monday, October 1, 2012 from 10 A.M. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 310 8th St., Lorain. The Rev. Daniel Divis, Pastor, will officiate. Cremation will follow.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Avon Oaks Nursing Home for the loving care they showed Winnie and for creating a second home for her.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 310 8th St., Lorain, OH 44052.
Online condolences can be made at www.gluvna.net