Kelly S. Uhrmacher, 47, Minot, died Monday, December 31, 2012 in a Minot hospital. Kelly was born on April 28, 1965 in Waterford, Pa. a daughter of John and Theresa (Barczynski) Winston. She was raised and educated in Waterford, graduating from Fort LeBoeuf High School in 1983. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Minot, N.D., where she met Joe Uhrmacher, whom she married on November 26, 1987. Her son, Dennis, was born in 1988. She worked for a number of years as the Parish secretary at Little Flower Catholic Church in Minot. She then attended Minot State University, graduating in 2005 with a degree in Accounting. She then assisted her husband in the operation of Realistic Auto. Kelly was devout in her Roman Catholic faith and its traditions. She was active in the church as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and was currently a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. Kelly served as a Brownie Leader, a Cub Scout Leader and a Boy Scout Leader. She loved to read, do needlepoint and cross-stitching, cook and bake, and she loved cats. She was intrigued by deep space, dreaming of what was out in the universe and beyond. She loved Minot and North Dakota, and often took relatives that came to visit on tours throughout North and South Dakota. Kelly is survived by her husband, Joe; her son, Dennis, of Minot; her brothers, James (Xavier) Winston of Carmel Valley, Calif. and John (Chandra) Winston of McKean, Pa.; her sisters, Melanie (Dennis) Overmoyer of Erie, Pa., JoAnne (Richard) Dibell of Waterford, Pa., Mary (Gregory) Lippold of Bentleyville, Pa., Theresa (Scott) Greenman of Waterford, Pa. and Jacqueline (Gerald) Smith of Grove City, Pa.; her father, John Winston of Waterford, Pa.; her sisters in law, Denise (Steve) Murphy of Minot and Deborah (Kevin) McHugh of Oshkosh, Wis.; her mother and father in law, Sherwood and Alta Uhrmacher of Mission, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Theresa and her brother, Patrick Winston. Memorials are preferred to St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Minot or your local animal shelter. Funeral: Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot. Visitation: Friday, January 4, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. Vigil Prayer Service: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 4, 2013