2012-07-12 / Obituaries

Joan M. Winter McConnellsburg, 89

Fern Joan Mellott Winter, 89, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Fulton County Medical Center. She died peacefully, lovingly surrounded by her children and her caregivers.

Born December 5, 1922, in McConnellsburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. Mellott and Olive Mellott Taylor.

She graduated from Mc- Connellsburg High School and then from the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (HUP) School of Nursing in 1943.

During World War II, she joined the Army Nurse Corps and served in France where the corps had set up a general hospital in tents in La Haye du Puits, Normandy. After V-J Day, she worked at the Graduate Hospital of HUP and the Waynesboro Hospital.

She married Daniel Winter, the love of her life, on October 1, 1948. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2010.

After her marriage, she served as director of nursing at Fulton County Medical Center and later as head nurse, assistant director of nursing and director of nursing at Menno- Haven in Chambersburg. She retired from Menno-Haven in 1990.

She is survived by her four children: Margo Ostrowski, Warrington, Pa.; Lisa Mimnall (wife of Blaine), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Daniel Winter (husband of Wendy), Lake Forest, Ill.; and Morgan Winter, Warrington, Pa. She is also survived by six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Norma Ott, McConnellsburg; Dorothy Jean Pike, Williamsport, Md.; and Shirley Guthrie, Nashville, Tenn.; and a brother, Jack Mellott, Fort Worth, Texas.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Walt “Ozzie” Ostrowski; three sisters: Mildred Metzler, Nancy Ward and Mazie Pope; and a brother, Charles J. Mellott.

She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of McConnellsburg and a charter member of Fulton Chapter 519, Order of the Eastern Star. She had also served for many years as secretary of the Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, 2012, at 11 a. m. at the United Methodist Church of Mc- Connellsburg with Rev. Donald Bard officiating.

A viewing will be held Thursday, July 12, at the Kelso Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg beginning at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour before the funeral service at the church. Eastern Star services will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. A military service will be held graveside.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Mc- Connellsburg, New Building Fund, 121 N. Second St., Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17233 or to Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Roger Truax, Treasurer, 7191 Great Cove Road, Needmore, PA 17238.

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