Kathleen Heatwole Wenger, 88, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
She was born March 27, 1924, in Rockingham County, and was the daughter of the late Owen and Vergie Hilbert Heatwole.
Kathleen lived all her life in the Harrisonburg community and was a very active member at Garber’s Church of the Brethren, where she participated in the choir and loved teaching Sunday school for over 40 years. She had been employed with Metro Pants and retired from SanCar Corp. in 1987. She enjoyed cooking and baking as one of her favorite pastimes.
On April 6, 1946, she married Arlie Wenger, who preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2005.
She is survived by a brother, Glen Heatwole and wife, Wanda, of Harrisonburg; brother-in-law, Prentiss Shifflett of Harrisonburg; sister-in-law, Lula Heatwole of Harrisonburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four siblings, Dwight “D.C.” Heatwole, Charlotte Heatwole Marks, Jane Heatwole Shifflett and Roland Heatwole.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Walt Crull officiating. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. Friday at Garber’s Church of the Brethren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Garber’s Church of the Brethren, 1275 Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.