Imogene "Jeanie" Winkler (85) of rural Mason


Published on October 3 2012 9:17 am

Imogene "Jeanie" Winkler, 85, of rural Mason died at 6:18pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10am at Harvest United Methodist Church, Edgewood with burial to follow in Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham.  Visitation will be from 4-8pm Friday at the church and from 9-10am Saturday at the church.  Memorials are requested to the church.

She was born on March 16, 1927 in Mead, Oklahoma, the daughter of Samuel and Jesse (Sweeney) McKnight.  She married Carl Winkler on July 15, 1944 in Effingham.  She was a housewife, member of Harvest United Methodist Church, Sunday School teacher, lay speaker, member of the Rebekahs, 4-H leader, election judge for many years, and an avid walker.  Her family was very important to her and she loved her church family, too.

Surviving are her husband, Carl of Mason, children, Deborah (Paul) Nelson of Edgewood, and Mark (Carolyn) Winkler of Alhambra, grandchildren, Josh (Heather) Nelson, Abby (fiancée, Dustin Thompson) Nelson, Caitlin Winkler, and Lucas Winkler, great grandchildren, Mackenzie Nelson, Colton Nelson, and Weston Nelson.

Preceding her in death were her parents, and brothers Rudolph and Frank McKnight, and sister in law, Beulah McKnight.