Lena K. Wessinger, 101, of West Columbia, passed away on April 3rd,2022 in the Presbyterian Community after a long battle with dementia. She was born January 29th, 1921 to the late Lillie Bell Knighton and William Thomas Knighton. Services will be held at the Greenlawn Memorial Chapel on April 6th, 2022 at 2:30pm, officiated by A.C. Allen. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 1:30-2:15pm. Memorials may be made to Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church,3011 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169.
During her life Mrs. Wessinger worked 27 years in the Shakespear Line Division in Columbia, SC. She was a member of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church. Mrs. Wessinger was a member of Young at Heart. She and her husband were active members of the activities taken by this group, dinners at the Church, and trips. Lena loved to fish and camp.
Mrs. Wessinger is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou Thornberg, and Pat Wessinger; her daughter-in-law; several grand children; and several great grandchildren.
Lena was predeceased by her husband, Otis Wessinger; and one son, Charles Wessinger. Special thanks to the nurses at Presbyterian Home for their loving care.