Charlotte V. (Carraher) Wieneke
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Charlotte V. (Carraher) Wieneke, 93, of West Columbia, SC, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Thursday June 11, 2020. She was born April 6, 1927 in Volusia, NY, the daughter of Nelson B. and Lillian Mercier Cronk. As a nurse, Charlotte devoted most of her life to the care of the elderly. She was owner and administrator of the Carr Rest Home in Celoron, NY where she was known for her excellent, compassionate care. Her service to her patients went far beyond the clinical; she invested herself personally in the life of every patient. A gifted musician, she often played the keyboard for them, having had a previous professional career playing locally.
Before nursing, her talents were exhibited in a variety of other employment: baker, seamstress, secretary, typing instructor, and pottery maker, to name a few. She loved to crochet and talk on the phone with her children and grandchildren. She loved her family deeply and sacrificially. She lived life to the fullest, and came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ where an abiding prayer life for everyone, especially her family, marked her devotion to the Lord.
She married Ralph J. Wieneke of Lexington, SC when she was only 81, and enjoyed six years of a love-filled marriage before he passed away.
Surviving are her four children and their spouses: Chuck Carraher and wife Cheryl; Patricia Williams and husband Richard; Dale Carraher and wife Sherry; and Linda Ringwald and husband Al, all living in South Carolina. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
There will be a private funeral service at Thompson Funeral Home in Lexington, SC on Monday, June 15, 2020, followed by burial at Southland Memorial Gardens. Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com
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