TIME, Ill. -- Eileen Hatcher Winston, 95, died Saturday (March 29, 2014) at the Royal Manor in New Salem with her family and caregiver at her side.
Eileen was born Aug. 2, 1918, at the home of her grandparents southwest of Milton, the only child of Asa O. and Silver Smithers Hatcher. She married Leroy Winston on May 28, 1942, in Bowling Green, Mo., and he died in September 1985.
Eileen and Roy owned and operated the General Store in Time for several years. In 1947 they purchased farm ground south of Time and moved there, where they were grain and livestock farmers, Eileen continued to live on the farm until her health failed in 2007.
Eileen graduated from Milton High School and Gem City Business College in Quincy and after graduating she was employed at the ASCS office, now the Farm Service Agency, in Pittsfield. After her retirement from the Farm Service Agency, Eileen was a school bus driver for Pikeland Schools.
She enjoyed gardening and quilting, and was a tireless worker at the Time ice cream socials, Time Color Tour and Milton Corn Carnival. She was a lifelong member of the Time Community Church and served on the French Cemetery Board for many years.
She loved her family, friends and neighbors.
Eileen is survived by her daughter, Peggy Ottwell (Bob) Ring of Pittsfield; two grandchildren, Lee Ann (Roger) Pepper of rural Pearl and Eric (Gloria) Ottwell of Roodhouse; one great-grandson, Jamie (Marrissa) Pepper of rural Pittsfield; three stepgreat-granddaughters, Tiffany (Mike) Cabibbo of Tampa, Fla., and Brittany and Stephany Williams of Collinsville; two great-great-granddaughters, Jaicee Lee Ann and Ellie Mae Pepper of rural Pittsfield; and her faithful and loving caregivers, Ginger Whitlock, Susan Potter and Lucille Kroesche of New Salem.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, with Brother Jerry Edison and Rick Musgrove conducting. Burial will be in French Cemetery near Milton.
VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: French Cemetery or the Time Community Church.
ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield.