Lonna Kathleen Winkler Wise

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MIDLAND Lonna Kathleen Winkler Wise, of San Angelo, formerly of Midland, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, following a short battle with cancer. She was 95 and would have been 96 on Aug. 9. She was born in 1918 in Big Sandy, Texas, to Frank and Zora Winkler, the fourth of 11 children. She married Claude Wise in October of 1940 in Midland and had two children. She was a loving daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, babysitter, friend and caregiver with a witty, dry sense of humor. She never learned to ride a bicycle but she could drive anybody's car, and she said she was going to stay out of the water until she learned to swim. Her care giving started with her younger siblings and babysitting began just after leaving high school a year early because the teacher could not teach the final year. She was caregiver to her parents and a sibling, and babysitting continued with nieces, nephews, and friends, as well as 14 years in day care. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Richard, husband Claude; siblings and inlaws Ovie Kennedy (Travis), Leonard (Mary), Duward, Troy, Joe, Nell Winkler, Lenora Winkler, Bobbie Winkler, Dora Winkler and Houston Glover. Surviving to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her daughter, Mary Allen and husband Clyde of San Angelo; siblings Zella Glover of N Little Rock, Ark., Raymond, Midland, Billy of Odessa, Adon of Temple, Gaylon of Monahans; sisters-in-law Gurtha Winkler, Belton, and Su-An Winkler of San Angelo, grandchildren, Clyde (Chip) Allen Jr. (Cindy)of Tulsa, Okla., Mark Allen (Jill)of Austin and Adrianne Mercer (Terry) of San Antonio; great-grandchildren Chris (Cassie) Allen, Kay (L.T.) Kincannon, all of Missouri, Marianne Hubnic of Odessa and Hollie Hubnic, Matthew and Cameron Mercer of San Antonio; great-great-grandchildren Raven, Lilly and Henry Allen and Liam Kincannon, all of Missouri; daughter-in-law Mary Nell Hubnic and Jeffrey and Daniel Walden of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service is at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Sierra Vista United Methodist Church in San Angelo. Arrangements are by Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers and in honor of her love of children, memorials may be made to Sierra Vista United Methodist Church Children's Ministries, 4522 College Hills Blvd., San Angelo, Texas 76904 or a dedicated to children. Her passing has left a hole which we must fill with our numerous, wonderful and treasured memories. Special thanks go to Frankie, the staff and volunteers of Gentiva Hospice and to Barbara and the staff of Comfort Keepers for their compassionate care they gave to Mom. Family messages and condolences may be emailed to pipkin@nts-online.net or you can visit our website at lewallengarciapipkinfh.com.

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Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home - Midland
2508 N Big Spring St  Midland, TX 79705
(432) 682-3700
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