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1907 Rachel 2002

Rachel A. Wenino

November 21, 1907 — September 3, 2002

Rachel A. Wenino, a lifetime resident of Marshall County; known for her dedication as a Christian and her talent for quilting, has died at the age of 94. She died in the care of her family and the Marshall County Hospice at her home, 10249 Pretty Lake Trail, Plymouth on Tuesday, at 6:15 p.m. following a cancer related illness. On November 21,1907 in Culver, she was born the daughter of George and Pearl Bottorff Burkett. Rachel attended West High School and following her father’s death moved with her family to Plymouth .

Her first job was at the basket factory in Plymouth . She then met Vernon H. “Tom” Wenino and they married on October 13, 1928 in Plymouth . Rachel also worked for John Meck, the Kingsbury Ordinance plant and the Plymouth McCord Corp. In 1946 she and Tom bought the Plymouth Gas and Appliance store and operated it until 1965. She then worked for the Bosworth Home Shoppe and the Plymouth City Office for over seven years and retired in 1973.

After her retirement she and Tom enjoyed their Pretty Lake home and began to travel. She has visited Alaska , England , Ireland (where she kissed the Blarney Stone), Hawaii and many times to Canada for a favored past-time, fishing. Tom preceded her in death on January 2, 1977 .

Rachel was a lifetime member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren and the Ladies Aide, it was with this group of church ladies Rachel continued her passion for quilting which had begun during the depression. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her two sons and families; William V. (Evy) Wenino and D. James (Joyce) Wenino all of Plymouth and grandchildren; Pamela L. Wenino, of North Liberty and Steven J. (Shawnda) Wenino of Plymouth . A sister-in-law, Mary Burkett of Plymouth also survives along with several nieces and nephews.

Rachel was preceded in death by her spouse and two brothers; Clarence and Floyd Burkett.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, September 6th from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home 1100 N. Michigan St. Plymouth, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 7th. The Rev. Dave Kerkove her pastor will officiate, burial will follow in the New Oakhill Cemetery , Plymouth .

Memorial gifts in Rachel’s name may be made to the Plymouth Church of the Brethren or Marshall County Hospice.
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