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Leona Weyeneth

September 11, 1922 — July 9, 2015

Leona M. Weyeneth
Washington - Leona M. Weyeneth, 92, of Washington formerly of Metamora and Roanoke, passed away at 3:41 am on Thursday July 9, 2015 at Grand Victorian Place in Washington, IL.

Leona was born on September 11, 1922 on the family farm just east of Kiowa, KS to Henry and Martha Farney Roth. She married Melvin M. Weyeneth on May 27, 1944 in Columbia, SC. He passed away on July 10, 2013.

Surviving are two sons, Keith Weyeneth of Morton, IL; Merle (Mary) Weyeneth of Metamora, IL; and two grandsons, Karl Weyeneth of Peoria and Kyle (Marisa) Weyeneth of Metamora.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Jim and Clarke Weyeneth; one brother, Raymond Roth, and three sisters, Delma Ziegenhorn, Esther Terry, and Helen Murrow.

Leona was a homemaker helping her husband on the family farm where she loved tending to her garden. Leona was known for her baking and cooking and loved to entertain family and friends.

She and her husband, Melvin were instrumental in founding the Woodford County Special Education in the 1950's. They also loved to travel and antique together.

Leona was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10 am on Monday, July 13. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2-5 pm on Sunday at the Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45 am on Monday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Timber Ridge Home in Morton, IL. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JUL 12. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Roanoke
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561-7648


JUL 13. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Apostolic Christian Church - Roanoke
1570 County Road 1300 North
Roanoke, IL 61561

Funeral Services

JUL 13. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Apostolic Christian Church - Roanoke
1570 County Road 1300 North
Roanoke, IL 61561

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