Winans Obituaries and Burials

Barbara L.
Charles F. (teacher)
Charles F. (artist)
Clifford F.
Dale A.
Darrel G.
Emma M.
George T.
Herbert L.
Howard R.
Josie (Philippo)
Marie P.
Raymond E.
Walter E.
William R.
Winan W.
Ct. Farms Presbyterian Church,
  Union, NJ
First Presbyterian Church,
  Elizabeth, NJ
Forest Hill, Piqua, OH
Raper chapel, Staunton twp, OH
See also:
Winans articles
Winans photo album

I started this page in November 2008 when a cousin sent me a number of obituaries she had discovered in San Josť (CA) newspapers. I've been adding obituaries, or reports of deaths, for various Winans whose connections to the rest of our Winans family aren't known. This is an archive of famous, infamous and ordinary people's life stories. There are other Winans obituaries elsewhere in this Carey Family Album, as a part of the biographies of the people they mention.

In February 2009 I started adding listings of Winans burials in several cemeteries where they occur in sufficient numbers to be of interest.

If you can identify any of these individuals with a particular Winans line, or tell us more about them, or if you'd like to contribute additional obituaries or cemetery listings, please let me know. I hope this will be a helpful supplement to other Winans information in our Family Album.

WINANS , Barbara L., 84, of Sunnyvale, died July 5, 2003. Memorial service at 6:30 p.m. next Sunday at St. Martin Church, Sunnyvale. Arrangements by Neptune Society of Central California, San Jose.

San Jose Mercury News, Sunday, 13 Jul 2003

WINANS -- Charles Francis.1 Died Tuesday, April 19th at NYU Medical Center at the age of 85. Born New Year's Eve, 1919, of Irish and Belgian descent, "Charley" knew no bounds of nationality, race or creed. English teacher extraordinaire, drama coach, master of the A.P. exam, bon vivant, fearless advocate for the poor, champion of the American Indian, forgiving foe of Philistines everywhere and "the most fully realized Christian I have ever known," according to a prominent friend and colleague quoted last year. Associated as a lay instructor with the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for half a century, he was the Jesuits' "Mr. Chips" and, along with the late Rev. Jack Farrand, S.J., almost single-handedly transformed Brooklyn Preparatory School from a 1950's jock redoubt to a creditable institution of learning in the 60's. Marched with the Rev. King, Jr., in Selma, Alabama and elsewhere in the Deep South in the summers of 1964-1965. Tried valiantly with Fr. Farrand to save Brooklyn Prep from extinction in 1972. Friend and co-worker of Mother Teresa at her AIDS Hospice in Greenwich Village for more than a decade of his retirement. He would have chuckled at the notion of dying on the first day of the papacy of Benedict XVI, his doctrinal adversary. Among his favorite "reads": Yeats' "Wild Swans at Coole" and Joyce's "The Dead". Your heart has not grown old, dear mentor, even while snow falls on "all the living and all the dead." Let's clink glasses in the next life's "Casa Laredo". "How do you like your blue-eyed boy, Mr. Death?" Good-bye for now, old friend. --John M. McGowan, Brooklyn Prep, Class of 1969.

WINANS--Charles. For a generation of students at Brooklyn Prep, he was a dazzling teacher, a wise mentor, a guide to parts unknown, and an insightful mystic. To us, he was simply and always "Charlie", and forever the name and the thought of him will conjure for us the noblest aspects of life. The embodiment of the ideal of the great Jesuit tradition, Charlie will be missed by us all, even as we feel his presence always in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and with the Jesuit community that so lovingly sustained his magnificent spirit in the last year of his life. His Brookyn Prep Students. Viewing: Sunday, April 24 at 2-4PM and 7-9PM, A. Vigliante & Sons, 171 Court St, Brooklyn, NY. Funeral Mass: Monday, April 25 at 10AM, St. Francis of Assisi, 1081 Nostrand Ave (corner of Maple), Brooklyn, NY.

New York Times, Friday, 22 Apr 2005

Obituary: Artist Winans influential in psychedelic style

May 14, 1939, in Alice [TX]
Died: March 15, 2007, in San Antonio
Survived by: His wife, Cynthia Reed; children Clay Winans of Bremerton, Wash., Camille McNeil of Forks, Wash., Carlotta Clark of Blue Lake, Calif., Tom Baker of Saratoga, Calif., Michelle Wishon of Forks, Wash., and Columbine Donald of Blocksburg, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings Paula Quincey of Tennessee, Halla Annette Nickel of St. Hedwig, Daniel Winans of Von Ormy and William Winans of San Antonio.
Service: Funeral at noon today at Sunset Memorial Chapel at 1701 Austin Highway.

Charles Francis Winans2 used the Air Force to start seeing the world, but the multi-talented artist used his creativity to start showing the world a few things, a longtime friend of the South Texas native said.

Winans, 67, died of natural causes Thursday.

"He was a really important character behind the scenes throughout the '60s and '70s in terms of the psychedelic movement and rock culture," said Joseph Bravo, an art historian and professor at the University of the Incarnate Word and a friend of Winans for more than 15 years.

Daughter Carlotta Clark said he enjoyed gardening and cooking.

"As a father, he was wonderful, exciting, eccentric," she said. "He was the wittiest person, magnetic and charismatic, and loved to say things off the wall and funny to people. People walk up in a store and say 'Can I help you?' -- he always had a response, something like 'Are you a psychiatrist?' Whatever came to mind at the time."

After a stint in the Air Force and some work back and forth between San Antonio and California, including the opening of an early trendy shop in San Antonio, Winans moved his family to Hollywood while managing the Sir Douglas Quintet band, Bravo said.

"He was right behind key players at key moments," Bravo said, noting that band manager Chet Helms and others "used Charles to help take care of these bands."

Other musicians and bands he helped manage included Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, Wavy Gravy and Jefferson Airplane, Bravo said.

"He was doing posters for the various bands, a lot of the early posters with the psychedelic style of imagery," Bravo said. "Right after he designed the first round, then that becomes a movement and you start to see that whole psychedelic poster movement emerge out of his vernacular. I know that he was the one that invented these styles because I've spent years going through his dozens of dated notebooks."

Winans returned in the early 1970s to San Antonio, where he fell under the influence of renowned architect O'Neill Ford and artist Tom Stell.

Winans was called on to execute a tile mosaic commissioned by the city and designed by Stell on the River Walk by the Hyatt Regency. Stell died before the mosaic could be completed.

"He's been an irrepressibly prolific artist," Bravo said. "He always had a paintbrush or a pencil or something in his hand. He was a very important surrealist artist, but he was prolific in all media. He did mosaics, paintings, drawings, murals, sculpture. He would make puppets and do puppet shows."

San Antonio Express-News, Sunday, 18 Mar 2007

Winans, Clifford F., Jr., 79, of Lebanon, Ill., born February 1, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., died Friday, April 6, 2007, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. Mr. Winans was a Veteran of World War II and retired Chief Yard Clerk with the Southern Railway. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Elma (nee Zaring) Winans; a sister Carol A. Mason and a brother Donald Winans. He is survived by his children, Bonnie Winans of Granite City, IL; Scott (Eva) of Las Cruces, NM; Steven of Jacksonville, Fla.; Cliff of Warner-Robbins Georgia; Kevin (Carol) of Marine, IL; Patricia (Chip) Apponey of Staunton, IL; Ronald of Staunton, IL; and Robin Winans of Staunton, IL; his brother Charles (Maxine) Winans of Hobe Sound, FL; his sister Mary Anne (Randy) Niemann of Port St. Lucie, FL, and his sister-in-law Norma Winans of Des Moines, IA. He also survived by 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to the Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund in Quincy, Illinois, c/o Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301. Services: Visitation and funeral service will be 10 a.m. on April 12, 2007 at St. Cecilia Church in Glen Carbon, IL. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007

WINANS, Dale Alvin, 54, of London, Ohio died unexpectedly Thursday, November 4, 2010 in West Jefferson, Ohio.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM Tuesday in the Newport Church of Christ in Christian Union, 6800 St Rt 38 SW, London, OHIO, with Reverends Joe Johnson and William Crowe officiating.

Friends may call at the church from 3-7 PM Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family. The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main St, London, OH 43140. Online condolences for the family may be sent to

Springfield [OH] News-Sun, Sunday, 7 Nov 2010

WINANS. Dale Alvin Winans, 54, of London died unexpectedly Thursday, November 4, 2010 in West Jefferson.

Born April 20, 1956 in Flint, Michigan; he was a son of James and Shirley (Webb) Winans.

Dale had been a HVAC installer at West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating for the past 10 years and belonged to the Tuesday night Pool League.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry (Manns) Winans; daughters and sons-in-law, Allison and Todd Shepherd of West Jefferson, Ohio; Ashley and Wesley Dorn of London and Amy Winans of London; grandchildren, Emma, Everett, Evan and Elley Dorn; brothers and sisters, Ron (Judy) Winans of Flint, MI, Rick Winans of MI, Kerry (Theresa) Winans of Flint, MI, Lori Winans of Soddy-Daisy, TN, Sheri (Bob) Harvey of Lapeer, MI, Sandra Winans of Flint, MI; step mother: Mary Winans of Flint, MI.

He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews; cousins; and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Shirley Winans and father James Winans.

Dale was a well-respected man and very loving husband, father and poppy. Those lives he touched love him dearly and he will be missed by all. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday in the Newport Church of Christ in Christian Union, 6800 St Rt 38 SW, London, OH, with Reverends Joe Johnson and William Crowe officiating. Friends may call at the church from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family. The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main St, London, OH 43140. Online condolences for the family may be sent to

Darrel George Winans Born January 28, 1947 San Francisco. Suddenly on March 12, 2005, he passed away. Retired, 34 years postal service. Competitive bowler for 40 years. Loving son of George and the late Leticia Herrero Winans. Brother Dennis; nephews Joshua and Christopher; nieces Rochelle and Courtney; aunts Dolores, Florence and Rose; uncles Ralph and Babe, all survive him. Services on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Martin Catholic Church, 590 Central Ave, Sunnyvale

San Jose Mercury News, Sunday 20 Mar 2005

Dorothyann Grace Winans

Dorothyann Grace Marty3 was born on May 5th, 1936 as the fifth of nine children to railroad worker, mechanic and eventual filling station owner A. Carl Marty and his wife Leola of Ramsey, IL.

At the age of 20 she met and began dating Glen Richard Winans of Mount Auburn, IL. On November 14th 1959 Dottie and Glen were married at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Ramsey.

Dottie enjoyed doing many things in her life, but the most important thing in her life was her family. She let it be known to Glen that when they got married they were going to start quickly and have a big family, and did they ever.

In 1960 Glen "GR" Richard Jr was born in Vandalia IL. In 1962 Carla Lee in Vandalia as well. In 1963 Andrew "Nick" Nicholas, in Alton, IL, was born 13 months later. Eric Paul was born in 1965 in Alton, IL. David Alan was born in 1966 in Decatur, IL. Elizabeth (Beth) Ann was also born in Decatur in 1968. In 1970 Marty Jayne was born after a move from Illinois to Connecticut. In 1979 Daniel Christopher was born after a 1978 cross country move to Boise, ID.

Glen once mentioned that they heard the 60's was a very interesting decade, but they were too busy happily having children to realize it!

After moving to Idaho her life was enriched watching her children grow into young men and women and start their own families as well as spending precious time with Glen.

Dottie has ten grandchildren who have grown up with a strong presence of her in their lives and will continue to have fond memories of her. Dottie made a large Sunday dinner every week of the year and the entire family would come over to spend the evening as well as many pop ins ever week.

Dottie enjoyed time with her family above all else, but also enjoyed many other activities.

She loved "working on the lawn" she kept a beautiful home, garden and landscaping all year long. She supplied the entire family with roses and lavender all summer long. She enjoyed walking every morning with friends and with Glen in the afternoon. Her kitty Cat Damon seemed to be her ninth child. She enjoyed traveling across country with Glen to see family, friends and new places. She enjoyed shopping and going to coffee with friends. She loved playing Scrabble with glen and her kids. She enjoyed volunteering at the church and administering tests to students after retirement, she always wanted to teach and help others. She loved having bridge parties in the middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week. She loved taking care of her grandchildren anytime their parents had an errand to run. She loved watching her youngest son on the television, making sure that "he made it to work" that morning. She loved taking pictures and sharing them with others. She really loved taking pictures, and hated it when she forgot her camera. She loved her friend's families, and she loved her family's friends. She loved making sure no one was hungry still or if anyone had a need for a bottle of ketchup at home. She loved shopping for supplies so no one had to run to the store when they could just look in her garage for some cleaning supplies or a roll of paper towels. She loved to come over and help watch the lawn or pets when you were out of town. She loved to drive out of her way to drop off an article from the newspaper or a magazine that she thought you might enjoy reading. She loved sponsoring someone to become a member of her Church and teaching them all that she knew. She loved recording a news or sports story on the television so you could see it later on. She loved working with underprivileged children giving them the chance to become the best of their abilities. She loved helping other with yard work. She loved collecting the new state quarters, one set for each grandchild, as well as one for herself and her youngest. She loved New Years Eve Parties, and Christmas Parties. She loved celebrating a promotion, engagement, wedding shower or child birth. She loved to give her entire self to a person in order to make their day or life a little bit better than it had previously been.

More than anything she loved to give. She loved to give her complete attention to someone talking to her. She loved to give her ear and sincerity to a friend or family member. She loved to give her heart to anyone because they deserved it just for being a creation of God. She loved to give her blue eyes and sparkling smile to a complete stranger or a lifelong friend. She loved to give people in need a hand. She loved to give hugs just to give hugs. She loved to give kisses to her kids and their kids. She loved to give her whole entire being to anyone, if they deserved it or not. She loved to give.

Dottie passed from this world way too early, but she must have been needed in Heaven. On December 30th, 2007 Dottie was at home surrounded and being held by her eight children and husband of 48 years. She opened her blue eyes wide and gave one more look to all of us knowing she had done well and could leave this world to give herself to others in need in Heaven and to watch over all of us for the rest of our lives.

God be with you Dorothyann Grace, you gave so much to so many. The world is a better place because of you.

Emma Mary Winans Died January 5, 2008. Born in Via NV [?], she was a long time resident of Mountain View where she operated Emma's Ace Beauty Salon for over 40 years. Preceded in death by her parents Oscar & Minnie Diessner and brother Erwin, she is survived by her son Jack (Leona) Winans and daughter Katherine (Bob) Bohn, 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sisters: Emily Gilmartin, Bertha Cochran, Olga Heckey, Helen Lotz, and brother Oscar (Betty) Diessner Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at Spangler Mortuary in Mountain View, 799 Castro Street on Monday January 21st from 2 to 8 pm with Rosary at 7 pm. The Mass will be held Tuesday January 22nd at 10 am at St. Joseph's Church, 582 Hope St., in Mountain View with internment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.4

San Jose Mercury News, Friday 19 Jan 2008

DIESSNER, Erwin -- Of Mountain View, at rest in Reno, July 28, 2003. Brother of Emily Gilmartin of Sparks, Nevada, Olga Heckey of Santa Rosa, Emma Winans of Mountain View, Bertha Cochran of Portland, Oregon, Helen Lotz of Sacramento and Oscar G. Diessner Jr. of Wheatland. Also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. A native of Diessner, Nevada. Age 79. A retired farmer and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2003 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CHAPEL OF SPANGLER MORTUARIES, 799 Castro St., Mountain View for visitation. Vigil Services will be held at the above chapel at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass Monday, August 4, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 582 Hope St., Mountain View. Interment Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

San Jose Mercury News, Thursday 31 Jul 2003

GEORGE T. WINANS, 95, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he worked for GE for 30 years before retiring. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bluffton. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Winans of Craigville; children, George (Sandy) Winans of Roanoke, Judith Horstman of Fort Wayne, Priscilla (Richard) Knoth of Bryant, Mary (Dana Call) Hamilton of Palmetto, Fla., Linda (Charlie) Myers of Fort Wayne, Michael (Louann) Winans and Rosemary (Jerry) Geisleman, both of Ossian; stepchildren, Ron (Lois) Reidt of Columbus, Ohio, Raymond (Diane) Reidt and Norm (Donna) Reidt, both of Bluffton; 29 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Lucille; infants, Walter and twins, Tim and Carol. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave., with calling one hour prior to service. Fr. Francis Chukwuma officiating.Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with vigil at 4:30 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bluffton. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Published in Fort Wayne [IN] newspapers 29 Sep 2009

WINANS--In this city, May 29, Henry Winans,5 beloved husband of Lucy E. Winans, a native of Avon, Livingston county, N. Y., aged 65 years, 8 months and 4 days. A member of Philaletia Lodge, No. 299, I. O. O. F., of Erie, Pa.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday, June 1, at 2 o'clock, at Gray's chapel, Geary and Divisadero streets, under the auspices of the general relief committee, I. O. O. F. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

San Francisco Chronicle, 30 May 1912, page 17

Herbert Lincoln Winans, 80, of Lexington, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital. Born August 16, 1930, in Trenton, N.J., a son of the late Herbert and Madeleine Winans. Mr. Winans attended St. Bernard's Episcopal Prep and graduated from the Hampton School in Hampton, N.J. and Columbia University in New York City where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Herb was a Veteran of the Korean War. He retired from a career in Corporate Benefits, was an avid outdoorsman and fly fisherman who enjoyed 22 years of retirement in Lexington. Herb served as a past president for Meals for Shut-ins, the Kiwanis Club, a docent for the Stonewall Jackson House, on the Civil War Roundtable, and he was an adult leader for the Boy Scouts. Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia Wood Winans, of Lexington; one son, John Peter "J.P." and his wife, Colleen; two granddaughters, Molly Anne and Haley Catherine Winans, all of Arnold, Md. Special thanks to Dr. James Crews for the care and concern given. A celebration of Herb's life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Sunnyside at Kendal with the Rev. John Furgerson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals for Shut-ins, P.O. Box 581, Lexington, VA 24450. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington.

Roanoke [VA] Times, Tuesday 22 March 2011

Howard R. Winans, DeWitt [MI]. Formerly of Delta Township, Howard R. Winans passed away at his home on May 8, 2011. He had been a lifelong Lansing area resident living 44 years in Delta Township. He was born in Lansing on May 11, 1920, the son of Howard R. and Ethel M. Winans. He graduated from Central High School and Michigan State University. Howard served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a retiree of General Motors, working in the Car Distribution and Cost Accounting Departments for 30 years. He was a former member of the Bretton Woods Lions Club and the Old Newsboys. Howard was a strong supporter of the Organ Donor Program. After retiring he enjoyed volunteering to help senior citizens with their income tax and delivering meals for the Meals on Wheels program.

Besides his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Winans. Howard is survived by his six children Thomas Winans of Lansing; Mary (Thomas) Willard of Marshall; Kenneth (Joan) Winans of DeWitt; Karen (John) Phillipich of DeWitt; Joe (Lisa) Winans of Grand Ledge; and John (Sandy) Winans of Westphalia. He also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren: Thomas and Bryan Willard; Matthew, Michael and Megan Winans, Andrea Brown and Kristen Phillipich; Nate, Courtney and Haley Winans; Paige, Brad and Travis Winans, as well as 9 great-grandchildren who will forever miss their Grandpa Howard.

The family would like to thank Dr. Anthony Holowko, Dr. David Young and the dedicated nurses and therapists from Sparrow Home Health Care who helped in Howard's care. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 2-4 and 6-8 with the rosary being said at 7:00 p.m. at Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel. The Funeral Mass celebrating Howard's life will be held at St. Mary Cathedral on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with visitation at 9:00 a.m. Father Bernard Reilly will serve as celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, the City Rescue Mission or St. Mary Cathedral. Online condolence may be made to

Lansing [MI] State Journal, 10-15 May 2011

Mrs. Josie Philippo, Was Member of DAR

Mrs. Josie Winans Philippo, 93, of 133 North 7th St., died Sunday [23 Aug 1970] at St. Joseph's Hospital, after a short illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Philippo.

Born in Paterson, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Paterson. Mrs. Philippo belonged also to the Paterson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Vermeulen Memorial Funeral Home, 131 Haledon Ave., with the Rev. Rea C. Ostic, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, conducting services. Interment win follow in Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

Surviving are a foster daughter. Mrs. Jacob (Irene) Meier, with whom she lived; one foster granddaughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Doris) Bauer of Pompton Lakes; a foster grandson, Robert Meier of Haledon and two foster great-grandchildren.

PHILIPPO — Of 133 North 7th St., Paterson, N. J., on Sunday, Aug. 23, 1970. Josie Winans, wife of Richards [sic] Philippo, age 93 years. Funeral services, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1970, at the Vermeulen Memorial Funeral Home, 131 Haledon Ave., at 10 a.m. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

August 1970, unknown New Jersey newspapers

Julianne Williams and Lollie Winans were killed doing what they loved most, their bodies discovered last weekend along the awe-inspiring Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park.

They had ventured into the wilderness on foot, 80 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., two accomplished hikers who had met last year working as intern guides for hiking tours in the Midwest. They sought nature's beauty. They found something far different.

Park police and federal law enforcement agents would say only that each woman suffered an "incised wound to the neck" but refusing to disclose how long they may have lain dead along the mountain crest road known as Skyline Drive...

Williams, 24, of St. Cloud, Minn., and Winans, 26, of Unity, Me., were the eighth and ninth people to be murdered in the last 22 years along the Appalachian trail, which runs south from Maine into Georgia...

Williams and Winans met last summer while conducting tours for Woodswomen Inc., a Minnesota company that sponsors hiking and other outdoor trips.

Denise Mitten, executive director of Woodswomen, said the women were not afraid to go into the wilderness alone or together. She said that they had taught outdoor programs in Minnesota, including hiking, backpacking and canoeing. "They were wonderful, extremely dedicated outdoorswomen."

Winans would have graduated this year with a college degree in outdoor recreation. Williams had earned a degree in the natural sciences.

"They loved the outdoors so much because they felt safe and they felt good when they were out there," Mitten said. "They felt healthy. They just enjoyed being with nature."

Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, 5 Jun 1996

WINANS , Marie P., 71, of Union City, homemaker, died Oct. 21, 1998. Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Anne's Church, Union City. Private burial. Arrangements by Fremont Mortuary Chapel of the Roses.

San Jose Mercury News, Saturday 24 Oct 1998

Marshall Winans

A tribute to the Sago miners
By Tara Tuckwiller

Marshall Winans had worked at the Sago Mine for six years, but had been a minister for 20, said his sister-in-law, Lisa Ferris.

Winans, 50, had been a miner for 23 years. He was a scoop operator at Sago.

Winans was a resident of Talbott, Barbour County. He was a member of the United Mine Workers union. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 598, of Buckhannon.

Winans was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed NASCAR.

He was a Methodist.

Winans had been married to the former Pamela Denise Pharis for more than 31 years. He had three daughters.

The Charleston [WV] Gazette, Sunday 15 Jan 2006

Michael Winans,6 age 40, of North East, PA, and formerly of Meadville, PA, died on February 10, 2011 at UPMC Hamot.

He was born on August 31,1970 in Meadville to Linda Dickson Winans of Meadville and the late Dale S. Winans Sr. Michael graduated from Meadville High School.

He was a fan of the New England Patriots and loved to watch his favorite Nascar driver Tony Stewart. He also enjoyed camping, playing pool and darts.

He is survived by his wife Kathy Lynn Sidelinger Winans of North East; three children, Cassidy Wendt-Winans, Daniel Gleba and Angela Gleba; two brothers Dale Winans Jr. of Long Beach, Calif., and Andrew Winans and wife Deanna of Meadville; in-laws Clifford and Nancy Sidelinger of North East; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake St., North East on Sunday 2 till 5 p.m. Private interment at the convenience of the family.

Erie [Pa.] Times-News, Saturday 12 Feb 2011

After a short battle, with lung cancer, Raymond Edward Winans, of Somerset, was welcomed into God's arms on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the age of 83. Preceding him in death was his wife of 29 years, Peggy Ross Winans, whom he adored and so loved. His sister and brother-in-law, Janie and Preston McBee, also precede him. Raymond was born in 1923 to Jacob and Mary Winans on the family farm. His parents were both from pioneering families that made their way to Atascosa County. He was told that as he was being born, the number 1 steam drilling rig was running right outside the house. In early times the family attended the Old Rock Baptist Church. Raymond was baptized in the Medina River at Garza's Crossing. He attended high school in Somerset and graduated from Somerset High School in 1941.

In 1944 he joined the Army only to be discharged in 1945 after being wounded in Germany, from which he received the distinguished Purple Heart. He returned home to work in the oilfields until he landed a job at Kelly Field as an aircraft mechanic on R-2000 engines and eventually worked his way up to contract management. In the early 60's, through a mutual friend, he met his future wife, Peggy. After a lengthy courtship he finally convinced mom that he was "the one" and they married in 1970. Together they built their home in Somerset and continued to work at Kelly Field. Ray retired in 1984 (Contract Management, Bldg 171) and shortly after, Mom did also.

They remained in Somerset where he raised his cattle and farmed his land. She later opened her own craft shop in town. In their retirement years together they enjoyed being involved in many community projects. He said that mom was always "volunteering" his services. We enjoyed his stories of his days growing up and life on the farm. He would always remind us of how thankful he was for being blessed with such a good life. And we loved the fact that he always referred to us as "his kids". Ray believed in the Lord with all his heart and welcomed the journey for which he would embark on. He was a life long member of the Somerset Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Becky Akers (Reed), San Antonio and son, Mike Ross (Donna), Spring Branch; brother, Andrew Winans, Somerset; grandchildren, Charlie and Shelley Ross, Misti and Dave Warnasch, Frank and Jackie Akers, May Akers, Jonathan and Natalie Jones, Joe and Angela Jones; 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

Visitation and services were held at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Visitation on Friday, July 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 15th. Interment followed at Mission Burial Park South. Russ Frasier officiated. For personal acknowledgement you may sign the guest book at in the obituary section. "In our hearts we will vision you and Mom having your morning coffee, reading the papers and continuing your life together that you have for so long looked forward to. Unlike most kids, we had '2' dads in our lives. We thank you for loving us as if we were your own and being our 'dad', not just our stepfather. We hope you know how much you are loved and that you will be greatly missed. Our hearts are at peace knowing that you and Mom are together again." Mission Park Funeral Chapels South 1700 S.E. Military Dr San Antonio, Texas 78214, 210-924-4242.

The Pleasanton [TX] Express

WINANS-Walter E. Of Bedford, NY. Died February 1, 2002. Husband of Pauline H. Father of Pauline C. Winans of New York City, Walter E. Winans, Jr. of Vienna, VA, Jane W. McKim of Winston Salem, NC, Elizabeth W. Rossman of Brooklyn, NY, and eight grandchildren. Memorial service at St. Matthews Church, Bedford, NY on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 2 PM. Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Matthews Church or the Bedford Hills Volunteer Fire Department.

New York Times, Tuesday, 5 Feb 2002

A Heart of Gold quit beating — William Robert Winans2 went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the age of 61 years. A lifelong resident of the San Antonio area he was born on September 19, 1949 to Francis and Amanda Nelson Winans. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, Quinton and Dillon, his sister, Sue Winans, and brother, Charles Winans. He is survived by his daughters Magenta and Morning Star Winans, sisters, Halla Nickel and Paula Quincey and brother, Dan Winans, as well as other family members and friends. William will always be remembered for his devotion to friends, a person you could always count on, and for his big heart of gold.

San Antonio Express-News, Friday, 22 Oct 2010


An 80-year-old Monterey man who was seen entering his burning home Sunday died in the flames, the Monterey County coroner's office said. Firefighters went into the flames and found Winan Winant Winans in a bathroom. He had suffered major burns, the coroner's office said. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Winans' house at 738 Alice St. was fully involved with fire when the first fire trucks arrived, responding to a 10:33 a.m. 911 call. Sheriff's deputies said a witness saw Winans standing on the porch of his burning home before suddenly going into the building.

San Jose Mercury News, Monday, 23 Feb 1998


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Winans Burials

The following burial lists are taken from a variety of sources on the internet. There are numerous other Winans burials in Ohio, New Jersey, and other areas which will be included here as they become available.

Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, Union, New Jersey

Winans, Aaron, s/o Joshua & Sarah, d. 12 Sep 1793, age 13, location 3U
Winans, Aaron H., h/o Ann Searing, d. 1 Apr 1843, age 42-11-15, location 1J SEE MARKER
Winans, Abby, w/o Caleb, d. 19 Feb 1859, age 73-11-23, location unknown
Winans, Ann Searing, w/o Aaron H., d. 3 Jan 1866, age 61, location 1I
Winans, Benjamin, h/o Elizabeth Mooney, d. 23 Mar 1864, age 64, location 3O
Winans, Caleb, h/o Abby, d. 3 Mar 1855, age 79-8-20, location 1J SEE MARKER
Winans, Eliza W., d/o Edward P. and Mary H., d. 7 Jan 1850, age 0-10-2, location 3U
Winans, Elizabeth Mooney, w/o Benjamin, d. 7 Mar 1869, age 67-9-0, location 3O
Winans, Jane, d. 29 May 1844, age 62, location 3U
Winans, Joshua, h/o Sarah, d. 11 Sep 1805, age 62, location 3U
Winans, John A., s/o Caleb & Abby, d. 20 Jan 1851, age 27-10-11, location 1J SEE MARKER
Winans, Josephine, d/o Benjamin & Elizabeth Mooney, d. 29 Jan 1839, age 0-5-0, location 3O
Winans, Kelsey, Private, Revolutionary War, Essex Co. Militia, d. 1812, age 56, location 1J SEE MARKER
Winans, Nancy, d/o Joshua & Sarah, d. 16 Jan 1825, age 30, location 3U
Winans, Sarah, widow of Joshua, d. 4 Jul 1822, age age 69, location 3U

First Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey

Burials at this historic church are listed in a separate page.

Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua, Ohio

Date of        Name of                Birth         Section
burial        deceased         Age   place         & Lot

  Aug 29 1977   Winans, Benjamin K.       68   Ohio          364 000f        
  Jul 09 1958   Winans, Clara B. Mrs.     83   ------        177 007         
  Aug 18 1894   Winans, John              52   Ohio          085 001         
  Mar 06 1916   Winans, John              38   Ohio          085 ---         
  Sep 05 1894   Winans, Katie             14   Ohio          085 001         
  Dec 07 1964   Winans, Kenneth           83   Indiana       --- Mausoleum   
  Aug 16 1882   Winans, Mary              ---- ------        085 001         
  Mar 09 1931   Winans, Mary M. Mrs.      85   Ohio          085 001         
  May 26 1962   Winans, Rose F. Mrs.      81   Ohio          --- Mausoleum   

Raper Chapel Graveyard
Staunton Township, Miami County Ohio

Winans, Samuel, d. 29 Feb 1871, age 66-3-5
Winans, Phoebe, wife, b. 13 Mar 1813, d. 24 Mar 1899
Winans, Jason, s/o S. & P., b. 3 Jan 1853, d. 6 Nov 1879
Winans, John G., s/o S. & P., d. 4 Dec 1899, age 24-1-207
Winans, Susanna, d. 3 Jul 1846, age 70-2-25
Winans, Judge J.C., d. 25 Dec 1861, age 58-3-26
Winans, Mary W., w/o J.C., d. 6 Dec 1841, age 40 yr
Winans, John, s/o John & Mary, d. 15 Sep 1837, age 2 yr
Winans, Sarah, d/o J.C. & Mary, d. 10 May 1849, infant
Winans, Mathias S., d. 9 Feb 1851, age 40y6m
Winans, Abner R., b. Rahway, NJ, d. 12 Jan 1873, age 76 yr
Winans, Abigail, w/o James, d. 2 Jun 1835, age 24-6-5
Winans, Richard W., b. 3 Jan 1761, Essex, NJ, d. 1 Jan 18638
Winans, Hannah, w/o Richard9
Winans, Sarah, w/o John, d. 12 Nov 1846, age 96 yr
Winans, Lewis, b. 13 Jul 1772, d. 15 May 1861
Winans, Lydia, w/o Lewis, d. 29 Jul 1862, age 77-11-14
Winans, Hannah, 1825-1872
Winans, Stephen, d. 11 Jun 1850, age 76-2-1510
Winans, Mary, w/o A.R.
Winans, Almira M., d/o ----, d. 23 --- 1854

1 Here is a messasge which Patrick J. O'Connor sent me regarding Charles F. Winans' obituary:
5 Mar 2011
I am Patrick O'Connor one of two surviving nephews of Charles F. Winans whose obituary you list on your website. My uncle Charles was not a priest; he was a Catholic layman who taught at Catholic secondary schools most of his life. He was fortunate to secure a place in a facility run by the Jesuits for their elderly members; while he taught with the Jesuits, he was not a member of the Society of Jesus. There are several inaccuracies in the complete obituary; one of the most glaring one was that he was of Irish & Belgian descent. Charles's mother, my grandmother, was a McNamara; her family had come from Cork, Ireland. Charles's father, my grandfather, was probably descended from the Winans who fought at the Battle of Oriskany during the Revolution and of Dutch extract. While we have more known relatives in Belgium than in the USA, it is because one of the McNamara emigrated from Cork and eventually settled in Belgium.
I hope this helps.
Thank you, Patrick, for your clarifications. I must confess that I didn't read the obituary carefully enough when I originally transcribed it, since it clearly states that its subject was a lay instructor. The Winans family is often described as Belgian, since their city of origin, Antwerp, is located in what is now Belgium, a country which didn't exist at the time our family members immigrated to the Dutch colonies in North America. I believe this description to be erroneous – the Winans are Dutch!
2 Charles Francis Winans and William Robert Winans appear to be brothers!
3 In March 2006, we had the pleasure of meeting Dottie and Glen when they visited our home during a visit to Southern California. I wish we had a better chance to get acquainted. She was indeed a wonderful person!
4 Janet Marie (Winans) Kennedy saw her Aunt Emma's obituary, and wrote to tell me:
19 Mar 2011
We are all from the Texas Winans. Grandfather was Scruggsey S. Winans, born in Sherman Texas, April 20, 1896. His father was Eli Winans who was a Wells Fargo Express Agent (married to Becky Morrison Winans). But that's as far back as we go on the Winans side. I'd be happy to share the info I put together once it's done. I love the stories that give me a glimpse of who they really were. I have folders packed with scribbled notes I took when I called my grandfather once a week for a few years before he passed away – he loved to tell stories and I loved to hear them.
Thank you, Janet, for sharing! And thanks for writing again with additional information...
13 Apr 2011
... All I know about Eli is that he lived in Sherman Texas, his wife Becky (Rebecca?) Morrison Winans, my great grandmother died young (1912) – grandpa Winans was born in 1896 – and Eli married again. I have a photo of that wife. I think he may have married three times. I also know there was another son, Bill (presume William) who I think was a full brother to my grandpa Scruggsey. Bill died in 1947, I think of lung cancer. Have to check those notes. In case it helps, Scruggsey S. Winans was born 20 Apr 1896 in Sherman Texas, died 09 Oct 1994 in Joshua, Johnson Co, Texas, USA. He married Alma Lorene Duke on 19 Sep 1919 in Red Oak, Texas. Now, Granny, I've searched back to John Duke, born in Virginia, 1755!

Aunt Emma was Scruggsey's daughter in law. She was John Duke Winans' first wife. John was Scruggsey's oldest child. She introduced my mom to my dad, Wendell B. Winans, in Mountain View, Ca. Both John and Daddy (nickname Bill) were stationed at Moffett Field. They were in the Navy, WWII...
Janet solved the mystery of Via, Nevada, by passing on a note from her cousin Jack, Emma's son:
13 Apr 2011
Mom was born on the ranch but the closest town was Vya, NV, so I believe Vya is on the birth cert. The county should be Washoe. Kathy's daughter is Trina (Bohn) Gavin...
Vya, Nevada, is a "ghost town" which ceased to exist long ago, but it not only has a page in Wikipedia, but also at It's been fun learning about this interesting branch of our Winans family. Now can anybody identify their connection, through Eli, back to the original Winans immigrant?
5 When I first saw his obituary, I jumped to conclusions about this Henry Winans' identity. Doing the arithmetic on his age at time of death, I came up with a birth date of 25 Sep 1846, exactly one year before the date given in Mrs. Egy's book for Henry Winans (1-7-7-6-1-1-7), a brother of the famous Major Ira Winans. Major Ira's brother was said to have been born in Rush, NY, and that's only ten miles or so from Avon, where this Henry was born, and Major Ira's brother's marriage had occured in Avon. I thought "Aha! That's who this is!" But further research turned up the 1910 census record of Henry and Lucy Winans, who were each in their first marriage, as well as the 1900 census record of the other Henry's widow, who was living in New York.
6 Several years after I posted this article, I was contacted by Michael's brother, Dale Jr., who has generously shared information about various other Winans. The subject of the article turns out to be listed in Mrs. Egy's book as (1-5-1-3-11-7-8-2-3-1-2), on page 183 of the main section of the book. His father, listed here as Dale S. Winans, is actually Dale Frederick Winans (1-5-1-3-11-7-8-2-3-1).
7 This entry appears to be in error. Samuel and Phoebe didn't have a son named John. If they did, it's unlikely he would have been born in 1875.
8 Other sources list Richard's birth year as 1781.
9 Richard's wife was named Sarah. They had a daughter named Hannah (1831-1859).
10 My g-g-g-grandfather.
Last updated 5 Mar 2015.