Sarena Dickey Weyeneth
Jan. 13, 1923 - April 9, 2014
ROANOKE, Ill. — Sarena Dickey Weyeneth, 91, formerly of Roanoke, Illinois, died peacefully in her sleep at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, North Carolina at 9:29p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
She was born January 13, 1923 in Clinton, Iowa, to John and Mabel Borden Dickey. She attended Clinton area schools and graduated from Clinton High School in 1941.
She married Donald L. Weyeneth on May 21, 1961 and made her home in Clinton until 1987. While in Clinton, she volunteered with Mercy Hospital. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she and her husband taught the 3 year olds. She also played in the church hand bell choir and was active with United Methodist Women. She was a regular pollster at the Clinton County Courthouse during local and national elections.
During WWII, she volunteered as a nurse’s aid at Schick Army Hospital in Clinton. She was employed for many years at Montgomery Ward in Clinton, and later as a bookkeeper at Interstate Power Company.
After moving to Roanoke in 1987, she and her husband joined the Christian Union Church in Metamora, IL, and later, the Roanoke United Methodist Church. She was active with the Roanoke United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Woodford County Farm Bureau.
She is survived by her son Brian and daughter-in-law Teresa of Mount Holly, North Carolina; her oldest sister Ella Dickey Manley of York, PA; and youngest sister Mary Dickey Goodale of Baldwin, MO. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Mrs. Melvin (Leona) Weyeneth of Washington, IL; Mrs. Earl (Marilyn) Roth of Roanoke, IL; and Mrs. John (Dorothy) Hoerr of Edwards, IL. She is also survived by 20 nieces and nephews, and many more great-nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Mrs. Christina Shepard who served as her caregiver and good friend while she lived in North Carolina.