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Lenora "Sis" Wender Myerberg


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Lenora "Sis" Wender Myerberg


Woodstock (Va)
Myerberg, Lenora Wender (1910-1997)


Shenandoah-Valley Herald Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.


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Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

March 20, 1910


Woodstock Virginia

Death Date

December 31, 1997


Co-Owner, Wender's Department Store in Woodstock and Mt. Jackson. Manager of Women's Department.

Biographical Text

Lenora "Sis" Wender Myerberg was born in Woodstock Virginia on March 20 1910. In 1932 her and her brother Simon assumed ownership of "Wenders Department Store" in Woodstock and Mt. Jackson Virginia following the death of their father William. The store had operated by William and mother Minnie since 1914.

As co-owner, "Sis" managed the two stores Women's Department. This required trips to New York City every 2-3 months to purchase merchandise and to stay abreast of trends. Her profession led to her being known for her immaculate appearance and fashion knowledge.

A graduate of Woodstock High School, Lenora first Randolph-Macon Women's College and then Beaver College in Glenside PA. After graduating from Beaver, she worked in New York City for a period of time before returning to Woodstock to work at Wenders.

After Wender's closed in the early 1970s, Sis and her husband David enjoyed retirement in their family home on N. Church Street in Woodstock. There she spent time managing a legacy rose garden created by her mother, volunteering with the Woodstock Library, and managing the hospitality cart at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

She died on December 31 1997 and is buried at Beth El Congregation Cemetery in Harrisonburg Virginia.


“Lenora "Sis" Wender Myerberg,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed July 2, 2022,


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