Loretta Jean (Lingard) Winchell

Died: Fri., Jul. 20, 2012


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 23, 2012
Location: Landreth-Popkess Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jul. 24, 2012

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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.

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Nancy Gleason
   Posted Sat July 21, 2012
Carissa, Holly and family, prayers and hugs to you and your family.
Steve and Nancy G.

Phillip Anderson
   Posted Sat July 21, 2012
It is hard for me to think of Axtell without thinking of the Winchell family and what they have meant to me over the years. From growing up with Carissa and Holly, going to church with Lance, to “stealing” an extra candy out of the jar at the bank, the glue that holds all of those memories together has been Loretta.
Her home was my home. Her children are my brother and sisters.
It always brought a smile to my heart to hear her sing in church and she passed her talent down to her children.
My last visit with Loretta was a joyous one filled with smiles and laughter. Now the tears I have are tears of joy that she is no longer in pain. She is at peace.

Henry & Ethelene Helmerichs
   Posted Sun July 22, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

John and Pam Nimmich
   Posted Sun July 22, 2012
Kim----Sorry for your loss. Hold on to all those great memories that you and your family have of Loretta. We are thinking of all of you at this sad time in your lives. Praying that God will guide you through this and leave you at peace just as she is now.

Bill McGehee
   Posted Mon July 23, 2012
Dear Winchell/Lingard/Hanson families,
My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this most difficult time. Loretta touched so many peoples'' hearts in her short life, and I am very happy to say that mine was one of them. The love she gave to everyone she came in contact with will never be forgotten. Lance, especially, gained so much from the love she bestowed on him day in and day out. Knowing only a couple of the Winchell children, it is quite apparent how much love is in the family.
Although Loretta was taken from you long before any of us think she should have been, I am positive that the Lord has bigger plans for her in Heaven.

Paul and Leah Forst
   Posted Mon July 23, 2012
Holly & family- Thinking of you and your family at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Stan and Cindy Murphy
   Posted Mon July 23, 2012
Surely she has left our little choir to join the great choir in heaven where she will be singing His glory forever. She was a beautiful, talented lady and we were privileged to know her. We will miss her. Condolences to her family whom she loved so much.

Joyce Nelson
   Posted Tue July 24, 2012
Loretta was a very special person and her memory will continue in the hearts of those she knew and loved. Having spent time with her at Annual Conference for the United Methodist Church, I know that her life was dedicated to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to her family. She will be greatly missed. God bless each of the family as they go into the future with the assurance of her life in heaven. "Well done thou good and faithful servant."

Tami and Lance Stowell and family
   Posted Wed July 25, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to you and your families. May our heavenly father bless you and hold you through this difficult time. Allow yourself to cry as you heal from your loss. Find your comfort in knowing that she is smiling upon you from heaven; an Angel from above.
Tami, Lance, Garrison, Bryce and Tana Stowell

Neal Bahr and Meg Steinhauser
   Posted Wed July 25, 2012
Kim and children, We are friends of Kathy and Allen and have heard about this wonderful woman for years. It was like we knew her personally. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very trying time. May the peace of Christ be in your hearts.

Kathy Thatcher
   Posted Thu July 26, 2012
It hasn''t even been a week since you''ve been gone, but I miss you already. UMW won''t be the same without you. Thank you for all the encouragment you have given me, as I try to do more for our church. Sammy really misses you too and wish she could have seen you one more time before you left us. We know you are in a better place and in no more pain, and we will get through this, but we still miss you.
All our love,
Kathy and Samantha Thatcher

To the Winchell family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Loretta was a great lady and make us feel so at home here in Axtell and church when we moved here. We will miss her singing, in church and UMW. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The Thatcher family

Father Tom Dolezal
   Posted Thu July 26, 2012
Kim and family,
It is with great sorrow that I learned of Loretta's passing. She was a great asset to the Community of Axtell and I know her presence will be missed by all. But she exhibited that rural spirit of pitching in and doing whatever needed to be done to accomplish the task at hand. Her example must inspire all of us who remain to follow her example. Know that I will remember her and all of you in my weekend Masses. She was a great lady ad I was privileged to know her while I was stationed in Axtell.
Fr. Tom

   Posted Fri August 03, 2012
To all of the Winchells,
Susan told me about Loretta, and I want you to know how sorry I am, and that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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