Fay Ann Winkelman, age 86 of Beardstown, died Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Heritage Health in Beardstown.
She was born May 30, 1934 in Cass County, the daughter of Robert and Anna Larson Mallicoat. She married Clarence Delmos Winkelman on December 28, 1951 in Arenzville and he preceded her in death on December 10, 2018.
She is survived by two daughters Karen Winkelman of Beardstown and Sherry (husband Michael) Rea of Edwardsville; four grandchildren Candace Rea of Edwardsville, Natalie (husband Toby) Warner of Alton, Nicholas Rea of Rockford, and Christopher Rea Oklahoma City; one brother Jerry (wife Rosemary) Mallicoat of Creve Coeur; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three brothers Ronald, Roger, and Donald Mallicoat.
Mrs. Winkelman was a talented artist. She was an award-winning amateur photographer, a remarkable sketcher, and created amazing Halloween costumes. She loved spending time in nature. Bird watching, walking in the woods or on the beach collecting seashells, found her great joy. Fay loved meeting friends for Bingo and bowling league. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran church and served as the assistant superintendent of Sunday School. Along side her husband they would winter along the Gulf of Mexico. Fay was her own family historian who wrote many volumes capturing the events of each year and short stories about everyday life. She made great cookies and most of all cherished her family.
Graveside services will be held at 11:15 AM Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Arenzville North Cemetery, with Reverend Andrew Dierks officiating. The family will meet with friends from 10 AM-11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arenzville. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.
Due to the current health situation, face masks will be required and to comply with social distancing guidelines, a limited number of people will be allowed in the church at one time.
Memorials have been suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.