February 12, 2019 at 10:30am

Memorial for Donna “Charlene” Ballinger Winchester ’55

DECATUR -- Donna “Charlene” Winchester, 84, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Charlene was born September 4, 1934, in Decatur, to Donald and Vella Bernice (Doran) Ballinger. She married Charles Lee Winchester on May 11, 1956 in Moultrie County. He passed away January 31, 1992.

Charlene was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was a registered nurse for many years. She was an amazing cook and loved to travel.

She is survived by her three children, Kent Winchester, Gregg Winchester and Susan (Jerry) Potts all of Decatur; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Diana Gail Winchester; and her brother, Lloyd A. Ballinger.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charlene Winchester will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

The family of Charlene Winchester is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.


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