Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Sterling Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
January 9, 1924, pg 9
DESMIONA M. (Scott) WINCHELL
Mrs. Ed Winchell Dies
Tampico: - The death of Mrs. Ed Winchell occurred Tuesday afternoon about 1:40 p.m. at the residence in the north part of town. Death was the result of several paralytic strokes which have confined her to her bed for some time past. She is well known in this community and her death comes as a shock to her many friends, because of the recent improvement in her condition. The children, Mrs. Albert Allen and Clarence Winchell of Kindersley, Sask., Mrs. M. D. Hunter of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. M. Pierce of Tampico, have been at her bedside for a week or more. No funeral arrangements have been made.
January 11, 1924:
The funeral rites for the late Mrs. Ed Winchell were held Thursday afternoon at the Christian church at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Kearns, pastor of the Christian church, officiated. Several appropriate selections were sung by Mrs. F. E. Winchell and Mrs. Nellie McCrea, with Mrs. L. B. Winchell accompanist. The church was filled and the floral tributes were very beautiful. The pallbearers were R. H. McKenzie, W. E. Shere, A. Smith, Wm. Ruck, Ed McCracken and J. E. Strouse. Interment was in the Tampico Cemetery.