Loretta J. Winchell, 63, Axtell, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, where she had been battling cancer.
Loretta was born October 8, 1948 in Marshall Town, Iowa, to Rev. Richard H. and Jeanette Jaeger Lingard. She graduated from Pawnee City High School, Pawnee City, Nebraska in 1966 and attended Doane College. She married her high school sweetheart, Kim K. Winchell, on February 27, 1970. They moved to Axtell, Kansas in June of 1971 where they remained until her death. Loretta’s heart and soul belonged to her Lord Jesus Christ and her family whom she devotedly served.
Loretta is survived by her husband, Kim (Axtell); her mother, Jeanette Lingard Hanson and her husband Charles (Axtell); a son, Kyle Winchell (Westwood, KS); four daughters, Carissa Shirley and husband Dale, their children: Abra, Brodric, Kacia, Holland and Job (Vermillion, KS); Holly Brandt and husband Jeremy, their children Randyn, Tegan, Kennen, and Zavier (Frankfort, KS); Hope Noelle Koester and husband Chet, their children Kaisonn, Kodenn, Kylenn and Kaminn (DuBois, NE) and Kami Winchell and fiancé Ben Hirons (Phoenix, AZ); a brother, Lance Lingard (Beattie, KS); and three step-sisters and a step-brother. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Lingard and a brother, Larry Lingard.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Axtell United Methodist Church. Rev. Susan Montgomery officiated. Lila Alfers played the organ.
Visitation will be Monday, July 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Landreth-Popkess Funeral Home, Axtell.
Casket bearers were Kyle Winchell, Dale Shirley, Jeremy Brandt, Chet Koester, Ben Hirons, Lance Lingard and Randyn Brandt. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Axtell. Memorials may be left to the United Methodist Church, Axtell.