- Grove City, Pennsylvania


December 16, 2012

Pearl E. Winkle

1946 valedictorian has grandchild in Sandy Lake

GREENVILLE — Pearl E. Winkle of St. Glory Road, Greenville, formerly of Hartstown, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Friday (11-30-12) in White Cliff Nursing Home at the age of 84.

Mrs. Winkle was born Jan. 26, 1928, in Sadsbury Township, Crawford County, to Forest and Hazel (Holland) Thompson.

Pearl graduated as valedictorian from the former Fallowfield High School in 1946.

On Sept. 15, 1946, she married William R. Winkle. They were married 42 years before his passing on Oct. 14, 1988.

As a longtime member of the Fallowfield United Methodist Church, she was very active in the mission department, the ladies auxiliary and Sunday school.

In 1992, she retired as the head of food service for Conneaut Lake School District.

Her favorite summer pastime was helping to bake the pies and working at the church"s stand at the Crawford County Fair.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and canning. She cherished baking chocolate chip and 'grandpa' molasses cookies for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pearl is survived by a son, Timothy Winkle and his wife Callie, whom she and her daughter, H. Paulette (Polly), made their home with the last few years.

Pearl leaves behind three grandchildren, April Turner and her husband Larry, Sandy Lake; Christopher Winkle and his wife Laurie, Milford Center, Ohio; and Annette Freshwater (Winkle) and significant other Jeff Vivian, Cheswick, Pa.; seven great-grandchildren, Austin and Lauren Turner; Caitlyn, Stephen, Mason and Brooklyn Winkle; and Levi Freshwater.

Pearl is survived by two brothers, Frank Thompson and his wife Myrna, Hartstown; and Kenneth Thompson and his wife Vivian in Greenville; a sister-in-law, Mary Thompson, Hartstown; and a brother-in-law, Robert Winkle and his wife Elanda, Hartstown.

Pearl was preceded in death by her loving husband William, young son John, devoted sister Jean Ellis and her husband Elmer, and caring brother Dale Thompson.

Pearl will be deeply missed by her family, friends and community.

Calling hours were Sunday (12-2-12) in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Greenville. Visitors may sign the online guest book and view a video tribute at

Funeral services were Monday (12-3-12) in Fallowfield United Methodist Church, Atlantic, with Rev. Karen Kostur, pastor, officiating.

Interment in Rocky Glenn Cemetery, West Fallowfield, Crawford County.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fallowfield United Methodist Church, in care of Mission Department, 3993 Leach Road, Atlantic, PA 16111

Obituaries were published Dec. 5, 2012 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.

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