Sue Ann Winters
February 20, 1942 ‒ October 11, 2009
MANSFIELD: Our loving and faithful God wipes our tears,
mends our broken hearts, and heaven becomes a dearer
place. For where the treasure is, there will the heart
Surrounded by her loving and devoted husband, children,
grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law Sue Ann
Winters entered the gates of Heaven on October 11,
When we, her family, think of those moments that we
will treasure the most we think of her talents, those
blessings from God that she shared with all of us. From
an early age she learned to sew and became a skillful
seamstress. As her children were growing up she hand
made many of their clothes. Her granddaughters were
delighted with all the beautiful clothes she made for
their Barbie dolls. Of course we knew everything was
made with love.
Music has a way with our family and she was the
director. She could be found on many days behind her
piano playing and singing hymns. She taught her
children and grandchildren songs such as; Jesus loves
me, This Little Light of Mine and Father Abraham. Music
was just one talent that she passed down to many of her
Sue was friend to all and shared with those she met her
love for the Lord.
She took her love and passion for people and turned it
into a profession as she graduated from North Central
State College, Practical Nursing Program in 1981. She
had been previously employed at Mansfield General
Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
The legacy that Sue leaves with her family started on
February 20, 1942 when she was born to Frank and
Orletta Bevis in New Washington, Ohio. At the age 18
she met and fell in love with her first and only love,
Bob Winters. They were married on August 6, 1960 and
had celebrated their 49th anniversary this past August.
They taught us, their family, just what true love was
and it was an honor to be able to share their journey.
Our mother would share with all that would listen that
one of her greatest accomplishments was raising godly
children. Her children include, Steven, Vivian,
Michael, Doug, and Connie Winters, Trisha and Shawn
McCathran. She would tell the story of how Jesus loves
the little children with her grandchildren which
include, Tiffany and Braden Sanders, Christopher
Winters, Megan Bolen, Emily and Skip Hursh, Cora,
Stephanie, Sophie and Alexis Winters. Great
grandchildren, Ava Wade, Makynna Bolen, and Zackary
Her family includes her sisters and brothers-in-law who
thought the world of her and would share that their
lives had been blessed because she was their sister;
Jane and Richard Neidemier, Huey and Jack Walsh, Bill
and Doris Winters, Ray and Pat Winters, and David
In addition she is survived by numerous nieces,
ephews, and cousins.
Friendship was an important part of Sue’s life and she
leaves to cherish her dear friends, Tom and Janice
Morrison, Pat Myers, Al Conaway and Kelly McCathran.
If you knew Sue then you quickly leaned of her love for
animals. She leaves behind her two yellow labs, Chloe
and Chlea her “girls”. Sue was an avid reader and
there was never a book that she did not finish. The
family is requesting that memorial contributions to the
Richland County Humane Society or the Richland County
Library, and may be made through the funeral home.
We, her family, know that Sue is in Heaven with the
Lord as she accepted Christ as her Savior as a young
child. Her chains are gone and she has been set free!
She is now with her family and friends that went before
her, which include her parents, Frank Bevis, Orletta
and John Kaple, a grandchild and great nephew.
Friends may call Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 4-8
pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A
Celebration of her life will take place on Thursday
October 15, 2009 at 11 am in Peace Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 1360 Smith Road, Ashland, Ohio 44805. Pastor
Virginia Pflueger will officiate.