VAN WERT, Ohio — Bonnie Jean (Thornburg) Winstel, 84, of Van Wert,
died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Van Wert County Hospital,
She was born May 17, 1929, in Alton, Kansas, to the late Florence Fern (King) and Raymond Arthur Thornburg.
first husband, Kenneth E. Jenkins, died in 1956. She married Joseph
Everett Winstel, Sr. on May 25, 1968. He died Dec. 28, 2003.
Survivors include a son: Steven E. Jenkins of Van Wert; brothers:
Raymond Arthur Thornburg, Jr. of Osborne, Kansas, and Donald Thornburg
of Kinnelon, New Jersey; sisters: Ida Lee Schump of Kansas and Myrna
Marie Saunders of Oklahoma, and a grandchild: Walter Winstel of
She was preceded in death by a son: Kenneth Edward Jenkins
worked at Kennedy Mfg. She was affiliated with the Church of the
Nazarene. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May
13, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Stuart
Wyatt of Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial
will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Calling hours are 12-2 p.m. on Tuesday before the services.
Preferred memorial is Alzheimer’s Association or Van Wert Humane Society.