In Memoriam : Virginia Wininger

Virginia Wininger Virginia Lee Wininger - age: 87
(January 19, 1932 to June 20, 2019 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
A small gathering of family and close friends will be held
4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019

Virginia Lee Wininger, age 87, of Benton, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at her home.

A small gathering of family and close friends to celebrate the life of Virginia, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Virginia was born on January 19, 1932 in West Frankfort, IL, the daughter of Henry Williams and Georgia (Hamby) Williams. She was married to Russell Wininger in 1976, and he preceded her in death in 2002.

She was a former lead nurse at the Elgin State Hospital. She enjoyed her home visits by Pastor Alan Janneke from the St. Paul Lutheran Church of West Frankfort.

Virginia enjoyed gardening, shopping, dining out, telling stories, and especially loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children: Ruth Barry and husband Joe of Capon, IL, Morris Bonebrake of Abilene, TX, Betty Mathieu of Benton, Sheila Smith of Benton, Charlene Schwartz of Genoa, IL; 12 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; siblings: Ralph Williams and wife Loratta, Russell Williams and wife Gisela, James Williams, Geneva Herrell and husband John, Dolly Owsley, Lillie Wece and husband Albert; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her ex-husband Charles Bonebrake; and her husband Russell Wininger; an infant daughter Gracie Bonebrake, stillborn son Charles Bonebrake, 13-year-old daughter Patty Bonebrake; a brother Howard Williams; two sons-in-law: Bruce Smith and Michael Schwartz.

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