Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 11, 2013

Elizabeth Winegar


MT. VERNON - — Elizabeth Winegar, 83, of Mt. Vernon, died at 12:43 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at White Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Glasgow, Ky., the daughter of Willie and Gertie (Matthews) Bushong. On Aug. 5, 1994, in Centralia, she married Robert J. Winegar, and he preceded her in death.

She enjoyed flowers and writing poems and was of the Christian faith.

Mrs. Winegar is survived by her children, Tom Minear, Michelle Freeman, Stanley Paswater, Bob Cain, Shelly Sullivan and Mary Pierce; and sisters, Marie Gravens and husband Cecil and Lue Poore and husband Elmer.

In addition to her husband, Robert J. Winegar, she was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Thomas Bushong, Leo Bushong, Jimmie Bushong and Raymond Bushong.

Funeral services for Mrs. Winegar will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating.  Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the start of the service.  

Memorials may be made to Palestine Cemetery and will be received at the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, IL 62830.  

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