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W. Clinton Winders

d. November 30, 2014


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.


Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Helen McFarland.
Music provided by: Carol Kohl and Trevor, pianists.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Warren Winders, Alan Winders, Nicholas James, Andrew Winders, Tyler Winders, Tanner Schuckenbrock, Terry Newland and Wesley Newland. Honorary pallbearers: Ethan Winders, Trevor Winders and Alan James.

W. Clinton Winders passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. He was a 1956 graduate of Vandalia high school and lived most of his life in the Vandalia area. After school he began the work he enjoyed most, farming and his livestock. For a few years he worked at North American Refractories in Farber and from 1996 until 2006 he worked for the Missouri Department of Corrections. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and enjoyed several hobbies. Clinton loved playing slow-pitch softball and did so for many years. He also enjoyed attending any sporting event in which his grandchildren participated.

Born: October 16, 1938 in Hannibal, Missouri the son of George Wesley and Lila Mae (Wilkinson) Winders. Upon the untimely death of Lila Mae, Wesley felt he was unable to raise the five children. He asked Paul W. and Ada F. Bennett if they would look after and take care of Clinton. The Bennett's raised him as if he were their son from the age of seven.

Married: Wanda Faye Cheney in Vandalia on April 29, 1962; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Wanda of Vandalia; two sons: Alan and wife, Teresa Winders of rural Vandalia and Warren and wife, Claire Winders of Vandalia; one daughter, Paula and husband, Alan James of rural Vandalia; one brother, Gaylord and wife, Bobbe Winders of New London; seven grandchildren: Tyler, Alexandra, Andrew, Ethan and Trevor Winders; Jessica and Nicholas James; 2 great-grandchildren: Rylee Sue VanBoening and Maxx Winders; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; Paul and Ada Bennett; one brother, George Winders; two sisters: Carol Jean Burnett and Doris Ann Blevins.

Memorials are encouraged to the United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

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