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Obituary for Rebecca "Becky" Wilhelm (McManaway)

Rebecca “Becky” McManaway Wilhelm, 89, of Roanoke, Virginia went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.  She was born on April 7, 1934 in Bedford, Virginia, the only child of James Henry McManaway and Martha “Ellen” Meador McManaway. 

Becky worked as an administrative assistant at Norfolk Southern Railways for more than 25 years.  She was a quiet, soft spoken woman who enjoyed shopping and chocolates, and loved doting on her grandchildren. Becky loved her family so much, she often saved every newspaper, award or mention of their activities and accomplishments.  Becky was a devout Christian and member of the Oakland Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Farmer and her husband, Kevin; her granddaughters, Ashley Mullins and her husband, Mic and their children, Wyatt and Walker and Kimberley Pijanowski and her husband, Doug and their children, Evelyn and Abigail.

The family would like to thank the staff of the South Roanoke Nursing Home for the excellent care and compassion they provided to Becky and her family.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to the charity of your choice.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Derrick officiating.

Arrangements by Oakey’s North Chapel (540) 362-1237