Robert Winters, age 74, of Rock Creek, IL died December 7, 2016 at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL.
He was born to Frankie and Myrtle (Gilland) Winters on November 18, 1942. He married Rosemarie Bednarczyk on December 14, 1974; she preceded him in death on November 26, 2016,
Robert is survived by his daughter, Beverly Neumann of Rock Creek, IL; four sons, Robert (Heidi) Hill of Canon City, CO, Brian (Sandi) Hill of Canon City, CO, Michael (Jessica) Winters of Harrisburg, IL, and Jonathan (Laura) Winters of Rock Creek, IL; thirteen grandchildren, Thomas Neumann, Jr., Shannon Neumann, Jackson Winters, Benjamin Winters, Jacey Winters, Melissa Winters, Jonathan “Jake” Winters, Scott Sarek, Rachel Barksdale, James Barksdale, Ralph Sanders, Matthew Sanders, Harlee (Adrian) Silva; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Atkinson and Phyllis (Gary) Cowsert, both of Rosiclare; two brothers, Harvey (Judy) Winters of rural Elizabethtown and Calvin Russell (Patricia) Winters of Elizabethtown, IL; and one sister-in-law, Denise Winters.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemarie; parents, Frankie and Myrtle; seven siblings: Adrian Orval, Arvetta Irene, Donald Ray, Ronnie Joe, Melvin Mitchell and Gladys Mildred Winters, Marvin Winters; nephew, Russell Eugene Atkinson; son-in-law, Thomas Neumann; two brothers-in-law, Harold Eugene Atkinson and James (Johnnie) Carr.
Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Illinois. Rev. Ed Lafferty and Rev. Stan Pennell conducted the service. Interment followed at Adams Cemetery in Cave In Rock, Illinois. Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 and Saturday, December 9, 2016 from noon until time of service at the First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, IL. Aly Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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