DOROTHY MAY WINTERS, 85, died at 5 a.m. Sept. 23, 2006, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta, where she had lived since March.
She was born May 27, 1921, in Amanda Township, Allen County, to James L. and Leona P. Boyer Burnfield, who preceded her in death. On May 12, 1949, she married Gerald Lee Winters, who survives in Spencerville.
Mrs. Winters had worked at Fisher Cheese Co., Wapakoneta, in the prepack area, having retired in 1979 after 16 years with the company. She attended Living Hope Assembly of God Church, St. Marys. She was a 1940 graduate of Buckland High School.
Survivors also include a sister, Doris (John) Hilty of Columbus; a brother, Emerson E. (Marjorie) Burnfield of Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law, Ruth Burnfield of Spencerville; her caregivers, nieces Janice (Hubert "Herb") Warnecke of Spencerville and Sue (Walt) Ramsey of Mansfield; nieces Karen (Stanley) Workman and Diane (Gary) Mosier, both of Van Wert, Dorothy Alice (James) May of Columbus, Kay (Jerry) Mack of Wapakoneta, Joy (Fred) Stone of Mansfield and Kit (Michael) Bowersock of Wapakoneta; and nephews Roger (Joan) Burnfield of Van Wert, David (Cheryl) Hilty of Plymouth, Ind., Tim (Linda) Burnfield of Ansonia, the Rev. Ted (Abbie) Burnfield of Lisbon, N.D, and Dan (Pam) Burnfield of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth (Kenneth D.) Sherer, and a brother, J. Frederick Burnfield.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville. The Revs. James H. May and Ted L. Burnfield will officiate. Burial will be in Fort Amanda Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.