Leonard E. Winters

Leonard E. Winters, 85, of Junction, died 6:40 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006, at Carrier Mills Nursing Home.

Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality with the Rev. Arthur Austin Jr. officiating.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Gallatin County with military rites.

He was born September 25, 1920, in Cave In Rock to the late Cecil and Addie (Milligan) Winters.  On October 19, 1941, he married the former Mary Kathleen Ledbetter, who survives in Junction.

He was a retired mechanic for Minerva Oil Company.  He was a member of Pisgah General Baptist Church in Junction, VFW Saline Post No. 3478 in Eldorado and a 50 year member of Cave In Rock Masonic Lodge No. 444.  He served in the Army in World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda (Don) Stuby of Harrisburg; a son, Larry (Diana) Winters of Harrisburg; a sister, Florence McDowell of Calvert City, KY.; a step-sister, Linda Mobley of Karbers Ridge; three brothers, Billy (Jean) Winters of Eldorado, Bob Winters of Eldorado and Laverne "Bub" (Peggy) Winters of Elizabethtown; two step-brothers, Ralph (Sally) Barnes of Elizabethtown and Donnie Barnes of Cave In Rock; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vesta Thorne.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Source: Hardin County Independent

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