Gwendolyn Rebecca “Teddy” Wentz

Gwendolyn Rebecca “Teddy” Wentz, age 90, of Buckhannon, died on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the St. Joseph’s Nursing Care Facility. She was born on October 12, 1931 in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Ira and Madge Lewis Harman. She was united in marriage on May 29, 1953, to Troy Wentz, Jr., who preceded her in death on September 21, 2014.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Deward, Dwayne and Loy Harman; and two sisters: Constance Harman and Augusta Allender.

She is survived by one son, Steven Troy and wife Verlie Wentz, of Youngsville, NC; three grandchildren: Ashley, Stephanie and Emily; two great-grandchildren; one brother Gary and wife Susan Harman, of Buckhannon; three sisters: Avandelene Cornell, Luella and husband Maynard Hanifan, both of Buckhannon, and Diane and husband Glenn Payne, of Arizona.

Teddy was retired from the Fort Pitt and Madison Shoe Store on Main Street in Buckhannon, where she started in 1962 and worked for approximately 30 years. She attended church and bible study at the First Baptist Church of Buckhannon.

Teddy enjoyed being outside, the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be extended to the Wentz family at


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