Lenorah “Waneta” Slagel, 89 of Andrews and formerly of Huntington, passed away Saturday January 19, 2013 at 2:30 am at Parkview Huntington Hospital. She was a homemaker, devoted to her grandchildren, and was an avid gardener.
Waneta was born August 5, 1923 in Allen County, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Miller) Berry. On June 14, 1946 she married Merrill C. Slagel in Wabash County and he passed away April 11, 1985. She is survived by 2 sons Kenneth E. (Tammy) Slagel of Andrews, and Keith Slagel of Huntington, 5 grandchildren Sean Slagel, Angie Delucca, Heather Patridge, Leighann Morales, Martha Morales, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters Emma Taylor of Phoenix, AZ, Iris Whitesell of Huntington, Martha Hartwig of Huntington, 2 brothers Harold (Nora) Berry and Charles (Donna) Berry both of Huntington and ex-daughter-in-law Sara Sumwalt of Huntington. She was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 3 brothers.
Visitation will be held Tuesday January 22 from 10 am -12 noon preceding the 12:00 noon funeral service at Deal-Rice Funeral Home- Huntington Chapel with Pastor Wally Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory. Casket Bearers; Sean Slagel, Angie Delucca, Adam Cox, Davin Morales, Heather Patridge, Martha Morales, Paul Ward.
Preferred memorials are to the charity of the donor’s choice c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.