Sue Ann Winters

February 20, 1942 ‒ October 11, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

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

be also.

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.