Robert Stephen Winters

April 15, 1948 ‒ June 18, 2007

Formerly Marion and currently Sarasota, Florida

Robert Stephen Winters, age 58, of Sarasota, Florida, and formerly of Marion, died on Saturday morning, March 10, 2007, at the Pines Nursing Home in Sarasota, where he has resided since 2003.

He was born on April 15, 1948, in Marion, the son of the late Melvin H. and Rosalie (Zeisler) Winters.

For 16 years, Robert worked at the Marion Power Shovel. Later, he worked at the Big Bear Store in Marion and at the Parks Department for the City of Marion.

He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and the Sarasota County ReAct Club.

Robert is survived by two brothers: Melvin E. “Gene” (Jane) Winters of Tiffin, and Jerry Barnhart (Jan) Winters of Homosassa, Florida; and four nephews: Todd, Michael, Keith and Terry, who helped care for him.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by one sister.

The family will greet friends on Monday, June 18, 2007, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the parlor at the Epworth United Methodist Church, where memorial services will immediately follow with Pastor Max Williams officiating. Graveside services were held on March 16, 2007, at Claridon Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 E. Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302, Hospice or the charity of donors choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home.

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