Elizabeth Wenrick

WEIKERT, Pennsylvania


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WEIKERT — Elizabeth Jane Wenrick, 34 of 6545 Weikert Road for the past 11 years and a lifelong resident of the Mifflinburg area, died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006, in Haines Township, Centre County, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

She was born March 31, 1972, in Allentown, a daughter of John F. and Victoria M. (Vandegrift) Martin of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. She and Kerry L. Wenrick were married May 17, 1997, at Sacred Heart Church, Lewisburg.

Liz was a 1990 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School and a 1994 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor of science degree in environmental resource management.

She was employed by Penn State University for 10 years in the agricultural analytical services laboratory as a supervisor of environmental testing.

Mrs. Wenrick was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Lewisburg.

She was a member of the Hartley Township Recreation Committee, the Laurelton Women's Club and the Union County Sportsmen's Club.

Liz enjoyed singing and photography in her spare time.

She was a devoted wife and mother to her two sons.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of more than eight years, are two sons, Derrick A. and Spencer A. Wenrick, both at home; one brother, John W. Martin of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary R. and Matthew Hoke of Shady Springs, W.Va.; her maternal grandmother, Mary Vandegrift of Whitehall; three nieces, Alexandria, Jaden and Mackenzie; and three nephews, Ethan, Craig Jr. and Colton.

Visitors may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, 775 Forest Hill Road, Mifflinburg, by Monsignor William Richardson.

Burial will be in Hironimus Union Church Cemetery, Weikert.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Informal Trust for Derrick and Spencer in care of Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 186, Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

This obituary was originally published in The Daily Item.

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Dear Kerry and Sons: My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your loved one.

My Elizabeth,
Nine years ago, on this day,we married.These were the best years of my life.My love for you today,is as strong as it was back then,and will remain.I miss you more than I can say.Someday we will be together again.I love you,

Dear Elizabeth,
Today I think back of past Mother's days that we shared together.You were a wonderful mother to our boys,and I am so grateful for the two sons you have given me.You were all we ever needed in a wife and mother,and we miss you terrible.We wish every day that you could be with us.We think of you daily,and our love for you is always and forever.
Your husband Kerry
and your boys,Derrick
and Spencer.

I graduated with Liz. My heart goes out to you. I am a mother of four, and know the special bond between mother and child. It breaks my heart to hear of such a tragedy. May you and boys always cherish the memories. I am sure she is still all around you and wants the best for you and boys.
Melanie, Indy, Montana, Cherakee, & Rayven.

I worked with Liz for over 10 years here at Ag Analytical. Her smile, laughter and stories would so often put a smile on my face. Her loss here at the lab is inmeasurable but it is nothing compared to the loss of her to the world. She was often a bright spot on a gloomy day. My very deepest sympathies to her family and especially to her boys.

Working with Liz the past 3 1/2 years has been a pleasure. She always brightened up the room. She loved her family more than anything in the world and she was so proud of her boys! She talked about all of you non-stop. She always had a funny story to tell us. Her memory will go on in all of our hearts. She will be greatly missed.

Liz probably had no idea how powerful her smile and kindness was. She touched so many people each and every day, just by being herself. Though I haven't seen her in many years, I can remember her smile and laughter like it was yesterday. She was telling me so happily about her upcoming marriage to Kerry. You could tell she felt like the luckiest girl in the world. Always share stories, of her, and laughter to keep her positive spirit alive and going. She can continue to spread goodness that...

Kerry & Sons,Family,
I've known Liz for a long time,she was always so cheerful,smiling,laughing,and just having a good time no matter what she was doing at the time.The last time I seen her and kerry were at the U.C.S.C. They both looked very happy together.And were having a good time.She will be greatly missed,if the family may ever need anything at all,please let us know.Our hearts goes to Kerry,Boys,family,
God bless!

Liz's family,
I feel your pain. It is so unfortunate that a tragedy could happen like this. My son Andrew and Derrick are best friends and 2 weeks prior to this Andrews daddy was hurt in a motorcycle accident and is still in acoma. My prayers are with you and your family. If you ever need anything please call.