Cecelia Janet Winkler, 80, of Kirksville, MO, passed from this earth and entered into the presence of heaven on July 11, 2021.
Born Cecelia Janet Walker in the small town of Annada MO. Cecelia was the 4th child of Adeline Cora & Isaac Burton Walker. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ron Winkler. She and Ron have 3 surviving children: Tim Winkler (daughter, Ashtyn and son, Matthew), Bill Spencer (wife, Stacy) and Tony Spencer (sons Jeremy and Aaron). Cecelia has one surviving sister, Melva Lovell and is preceded in death by her other sister, Catherine Murry, and her brothers Richard Ward Walker, James Delbert Walker, and Charles Eugene Walker. She has a long list of cherished family members including her brother-in-law, Tom Winkler (wife, Jill), nephew Brian Winkler (wife, Denise and daughters Brynn & Marley Sandker and son, Kaden) and numerous other nieces and nephews including Randy Lovell (wife Mary), Rick Lovell (deceased), and Ronnie Lovell.
Cecelia was an active part of the Kirksville community for many decades…volunteering to teach Sunday School, helping her husband launch and run several successful local businesses, and leading the Red Hat ladies group for over 19 years. She did each of these while raising her family and displaying great love to all she encountered. She and her husband enjoyed traveling together and spent much time at the Lake of the Ozarks and their home in Florida. During her final days, Cecelia shared with her family how she hoped she was leaving a legacy of love. Cecelia’s loving heart is and will always remain her legacy. Those who had the honor to know her experienced her great love in abundance and we are grateful to have known her, loved her and be loved by her.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 14th from 6-8pm at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home located at 2100 E. Shephard Ave, Kirksville, MO. A celebration of life service will be held at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home on Thursday, July 15th starting at 10am. Interment will occur immediately following at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to First Baptist Church Kirksville or Hospice Northeast Missouri.