Posted by: emsfh1 | January 19, 2009

AUGUSTA M. WINGET

Augusta (Gussie) Winget, died January, 19, 2009, at age 92 in Scottsdale, AZ.  She was a resident of Lawrenceville for 89 years before age and declining health necessitated a move to be near family in Arizona.

She was born the fifth child of G.C. and Grace Cochran in Pinkstaff, Illinois, and graduated from Lawrenceville Township High School.  She married Dick S. Winget in 1936 and lived for over 50 years at 1406 16th Street in Lawrenceville.

She loved living in Lawrenceville, and was a dedicated part of Cochran Insurance Agency for 43 years. She was also a member of First Methodist Church in Lawrenceville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Dick Winget; her son Dr. Richard Winget; two brothers, Lyle Cochran and Orval Cochran; and two sisters, Agnes Tolliver and Marguerite Miles.  Her daughter, Judy Winget Weiler resides with her husband, Walt Weiler, in Scottsdale, AZ.   She had three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.  Grandchildren include Greg Bear and Rebecca-Bear Schiesser both living in Seattle, WA;  Melinda Bear Aumiller of Colorado Springs, CO;  Amy Weiler Henson of Phoenix, AZ, and Lori Weiler Groustra of Littleton, CO.  She had 15 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on March 7, 2009, with visitation at 10:30, and a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at Emmons-Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Lawrenceville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to First Methodist Church

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