The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 3, 2013

Evelyn Elain Winkle


— Evelyn Elain Winkle, 97, of Georgetown, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village in Chrisman.

She was born Oct. 24, 1915, in Georgetown, to Charlie and Myrta Summers Stephenson. She married Robert James Winkle on May 25, 1937. They shared their love for each other for 75 years. She is now reunited with her loving husband, who preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 2012.

Survivors include one son, Stephen (Joan) Winkle of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Brad (Donna) Winkle of Jamestown, N.C., Brian (Laura) Winkle of Georgetown, David Winkle, currently serving his country overseas, and Amanda Winkle of Georgetown; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond, Alan, Homer, Glenden and Wayne Stephenson; one sister, Etna Richardson; and several other beloved family members and friends.

Evelyn worked for many years in the cafeteria at Davies Meat Packing in Danville, and also served as a substitute in the lunchroom for the former Harrison School, as well as Georgetown schools. Evelyn was extremely welcoming to everyone who visited her home. She always had a fresh pie baked and ready for all who visited, and did this until age 96. She didn’t know what it meant to quit. She will always be remembered for her love of family and friends, and will be greatly missed.

A celebration of the life of Evelyn Winkle will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown. Officiating will be Matt Filicsky. She will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Georgetown United Methodist Church.

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