OBITUARY

Jean Ann Winters

May 3, 1932October 2, 2019

We are told that God “Loves us with an everlasting Love”. This is sometimes very difficult to see or even feel in this world seemingly full of trials and tribulations, unless, of course, you knew Jean Winters. Mother, Nana, and friend to all who met her, her Life and Spirit were a direct conduit from Love’s presence itself.

She was often given a hard time by her children when she was unable to keep her eyes open for a photograph - even when we took a picture on ”2” instead of counting all the way to “3”.

But don’t be fooled by this. In her life she was always positive, not because she closed her eyes to the negatives in life or it’s seeming reality, but rather, she chose to see life from a higher perspective, from an awareness of Love’s eternal presence. This allowed her to see beauty and love in all persons that she met and all the things that she saw. She chose “Being happy instead of being right”.

She will be sorely missed by all who knew her and all who loved her. (One and the same?) We thank her for loving us and sharing with us a tangible experience of God’s everlasting Love – a Love that surrounds and enfolds us, and whose presence can be felt at all times – IF we choose to open our eyes, and keep them open.

Left to cherish the memory of her Love are her children: Phil Winters and wife Jill Faulkner, Kathleen Winters, Colleen and husband David Laney, Michael D. Winters, MD, Elizabeth and husband Richard Kelley; grandchildren: Julia and husband Loïc Winters, Claire and husband Michael de Vries, Benjamin Laney, Christopher Laney, Caitlin and husband Grant Rainwater, Danielle Fabian, Joseph Winters, Emily and husband Miles Holladay, Nicholas DiCenso, Mikayla Kelley, Johnna Kelley, Addison Kelley; two great grandchildren with a third on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Raymond S. and Berdine (Parr) Peatrowsky, step-father: William (Bill) Kotlarz and brother: David D. Parrish, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday October 10, 2019 at St. Thomas More University Parish. Father Goins will officiate.

Please bring a copy of your favorite photo of Jean, eyes open or closed, to share with the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. Sign the online guestbook at www.primrosefuneralservice.com

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 10, 2019

Memories

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Pamela Parrish

October 9, 2019

There are many wonderful memories of sweet Jean to share. She was always so much fun and whenever she could come to Bea & Bill's house we would have extra fun because she would bring games to play. Bea would always be my partner and we would "cheat" to win but Jean would keep us on our toes.

Jana Knott

October 9, 2019

I knew Jean for many years and always enjoyed her visits when she would come in to the travel agency. She was always so excited if she was going to visit one of her kids and was very proud of all of her family. She was also interested and wanted to hear what was going on in my life. She was one of my favorite people.

My sincere condolences to all of Jean's family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her!

Jana Knott

Jan Dodson

October 9, 2019

Jean was always kind and caring toward everyone she met. Her sweet, cheerful nature will live on in the hearts of everyone she loved.

Linda Rust

October 7, 2019

A philosopher once said, "Our essence consists of our memories and the memories we leave behind for others."
The memories that Jean leaves for her family and friends are extraordinary gifts of her love!
May you be comforted by loving memories.
With deepest sympathy,
Linda Rust
Todd Rust
Amy Rust Madden

Alice Palazzolo

October 7, 2019

My husband and I met Jean in a Renew group when she graciously hosted our group in her home. She was such a positive, loving person. I will miss her very much. Sending prayers for her whole family.

Chuck Roberts

October 6, 2019

Ms. Winters was one of my favorite teachers at Irving. She always stopped what she was doing and greeted me as passed by her area in my wheelchair. I soon began to see her at Mass, so she took an extra interest in communicating with me. Even in the not so distant past, she would take extra time to listen because of my speech impediment.

Her family has lost their Mother, grandmother, and nana and education has lost a champion.

Prayers in Christ to her and her family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

We are told that God “Loves us with an everlasting Love”. This is sometimes very difficult to see or even feel in this world seemingly full of trials and tribulations, unless, of course, you knew Jean Winters. Mother, Nana, and friend to all who met her, her Life and Spirit were a direct conduit from Love’s presence itself.

She was often given a hard time by her children when she was unable to keep her eyes open for a photograph - even when we took a picture on ”2” instead of counting all the way to “3”.

But don’t be fooled by this. In her life she was always positive, not because she closed her eyes to the negatives in life or it’s seeming reality, but rather, she chose to see life from a higher perspective, from an awareness of Love’s eternal presence. This allowed her to see beauty and love in all persons that she met and all the things that she saw. She chose “Being happy instead of being right”.

She will be sorely missed by all who knew her and all who loved her. (One and the same?) We thank her for loving us and sharing with us a tangible experience of God’s everlasting Love – a Love that surrounds and enfolds us, and whose presence can be felt at all times – IF we choose to open our eyes, and keep them open.

Left to cherish the memory of her Love are her children: Phil Winters and wife Jill Faulkner, Kathleen Winters, Colleen and husband David Laney, Michael D. Winters, MD, Elizabeth and husband Richard Kelley; grandchildren: Julia and husband Loïc Winters, Claire and husband Michael de Vries, Benjamin Laney, Christopher Laney, Caitlin and husband Grant Rainwater, Danielle Fabian, Joseph Winters, Emily and husband Miles Holladay, Nicholas DiCenso, Mikayla Kelley, Johnna Kelley, Addison Kelley; two great grandchildren with a third on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Raymond S. and Berdine (Parr) Peatrowsky, step-father: William (Bill) Kotlarz and brother: David D. Parrish, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday October 10, 2019 at St. Thomas More University Parish. Father Goins will officiate.

Please bring a copy of your favorite photo of Jean, eyes open or closed, to share with the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. Sign the online guestbook at www.primrosefuneralservice.com