Rev. Wenona A. Homer, 93, of Waterville, formerly of New Hartford, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Waterville Residential Center.
She was born on September 3, 1923 in Spencer, Mass., the daughter of Roy Alison Clark and Minnie Blake Clark. She graduated from Appleton High School in Maine and then received her teaching degree from Farmington State Normal School in 1944. On Nov. 30, 1944, she married Rev. Robert L. Homer in Phillips, Maine. She taught from 1944-1946 in Norway, Maine, 1948-1949 in Port Byron, NY, and 1963-1971 in East Syracuse-Minoa. She earned her BS in Education in 1965. Her final years of teaching were in Geneva from 1971-1979.
Wenona earned her Master of Divinity degree in 1984 from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and served United Methodist churches in Oran, Skaneateles, Baldwinsville, Westmoreland, Clark Mills, and New Hartford.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, and her granddaughter Jennie Homer-Gunther. She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, David and Clare Homer of Delmar, NY, her daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Mike Zanin of Housatonic, Mass., and her daughter and son-in-law Martha and Bruce Homer-Gunther of Sauquoit, NY. She also leaves behind 9 grandchildren: Tim (and Natasha) Andenmatten, Mark (and Ana) Andenmatten, Joe (and Annie) Andenmatten, and Stephen (and Emily) Andenmatten, Dan Conway (and Megan Bangert), Sarah (and Scott) Cavanaugh, Chris Homer (and Kelly VanValkenburg), Brian Homer-Gunther (and Kristen Clark), and Laura Homer-Gunther (and Chris Hoffman). In addition, Wenona leaves behind 6 great grandchildren: Ayda Andenmatten, Connor and Aurora Andenmatten, Sawyer and Lyla Andenmatten, and Mae Cavanaugh.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held on May 13 at 10:00 am at the New Hartford First United Methodist, 105 Genesee St., New Hartford, NY. Interment will be at the Marathon Cemetery, Marathon, NY, at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours, but the family will greet friends following the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation to any of the churches Rev. Homer served.
Arrangements are with the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, New Hartford.