Winifred Gudenrath

October 2, 1926 ~ April 14, 2018 (age 91)

WINIFRED GUDENRATH, 91, of Arcola, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at 1:35 P.M. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Carriage Crossing in Arcola, IL.

A Celebration of Winnie’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Carriage Crossing in Arcola, IL.   Rev. Jeff VanDyke will officiate.  Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.   Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Carriage Crossing.  Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Winnie was born on October 2, 1926 in Hinsdale, IL.   She was a daughter of James Clarence and Blanche D. (Doughty) Mutch.   She married Earl Raymond Gudenrath on July 16, 1950 in Springfield, IL.   He passed away on October 7, 2016.

Winnie is survived by three children, Larry Gudenrath and his wife Ann of Tolono, IL, Jane Corry of La Porte, TX and Jill Carter of Malabar, FL; five grandchildren, Cory Gudenrath of Arcola , Scot Gudenrath of Sugar Grove and Heather Collins of Mahomet, Elaine Corry of LaPorte, Tx and Sarah Andrews of Keystone Heights, FL, four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Alexis Grace, Ben and Carter and two great great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Matthew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl, and one sister, Helen Crane.

Winnie was a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  

Winnie graduated from McMurry College in Jacksonville, IL.   She was a home economics teacher at Melvin-Sibley School District for several years.  She had worked at Vyverberg’s and the Dutch Kitchen in Arcola

Memorials may be made to the Arcola United Methodist Church.


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