Delores F. “Dee” Winegardner, age 68, of Lima passed away at 11:56 a.m., Monday, August 16, 2021, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Deanville, PA to the late Smith Beatty and Martha Elizabeth (Henry) Shumaker. Dee married Randy Winegardner Oct. 5, 1974, who survives in Lima.
Dee retired from St. Rita’s Medical Center, where she had been a Pharmacy Technician. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she was the Church Clerk. Dee enjoyed meeting people, traveling by car, vacations, hiking and rafting. She loved putting together puzzles, and the Creation Museum had a special place in her heart. Dee had been a tremendous helpmate for Randy,; she received her ‘Mrs. Degree’ while they were in college together.
Additional survivors include brothers: Robert Clyde (Karen) Shumaker of Lakeland, FL, their children Faith Henry, Stephen, David and Jonathan Shumaker; Andrew Neal Shumaker of Deanville, PA, and his children Josh, Ron, Victoria, Tina, John and Logan Shumaker; a sister-in-law Janet Shumaker and her children Gary Gene, Mark and Dennis Shumaker.
She was preceded in death by a brother Gary Shumaker.
The family will receive friends 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, August 26 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Paul Osborne officiating.