Winifred "Winnie" Leary Roughton

December 27, 1926May 3, 2018

Winifred Leary Roughton, 91, entered peacefully into eternal rest on May 3, 2018. A beloved mother and loving wife, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Roughton. She is survived by her four children, Robin Morgan (Butch), David Roughton (Cherry), Randy Roughton (Angela), Joan Temple (David); eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Winnie graduated from Granby High School and attended the Norfolk Division of William and Mary. She retired from the Va. Beach school system as the secretary of Kempsville Meadows Elementary. Once retired, Winnie enjoyed travelling to all 50 states with her husband Bill. Winnie enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Winnie also enjoyed playing golf with her many friends and looked forward to their golf trips. Winnie was a volunteer at Leigh Memorial Hospital where she volunteered up until November of this year. A special thank you to her Tuesday night dinner friends and her luncheon friends, she looked forward to these events every week. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Va. Beach 23462. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad. Please visit Winnie's memorial at


  • Bill Roughton, Husband
  • Robin Morgan and her husband, Butch, Daughter
  • David Roughton and his wife, Cherry, Son
  • Randy Roughton and his wife, Angela, Son
  • Joan Temple and her husband, David, Daughter
  • She is survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, May 6, 2018

Winifred "Winnie" Leary Roughton

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Julia Vadersen

May 6, 2018

I have fond memories of your parents. As the former librarian at Kemps Meadows Es, I remember the wonderful smile your mom had for us. She helped me through many situations since I was a beginning educator. It sounds like your parents lived their life to the fullest. Although I haven't seen Winnie for many years, she was one of my favorite people. So sorry for your loss. Sending all thoughts and prayers.
Julia Vadersen
Former Librarian at Kempsville Meadows Es 1972 - 78

Greg Viau

May 6, 2018

To the family, I have many great memories of your parents while growing up in Larkspur in the late 60's. Very sorry to hear of moms passing. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time,

Jerry and Sally Hohnbaum

May 5, 2018

Our condolences to the family of Winnie Roughton. We have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad when they visited Joan and Dave at the river in Coles Point, Va. May she rest in peace.

Louise "C Gaskins

May 5, 2018

Our family, lived in Larkspur during the 50's thru the 80's.
Our community was very special. Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother, Winnie,
She was one fine lady.
Wish I could be there to share many of those memories with you.
The Gaskins Family, Louise, David, Matt & Kym