Thelma R. Winston, age 70 of Cridersville, passed Monday, May 9, 2022 at St. Rita’s Mercy Health. She was born February 10, 1952 in Scioto County, Ohio to the late Oliver and Dorothy Newman Gaines. On February 13, 1968 she married Carl Winston, Jr who passed in 2001.
Mrs. Winston was a faithful member of Only Believe Ministries for over 24 years. She had always been very active in the church helping with the phones and enjoyed working with the cameras. She gave her life to the Lord and loved serving Him and the church. Her greatest joy was her family and treasured time spent with the grandchildren and great grandchild.
Thelma is survived by 2 sons – Billy (Michele) Winston of Portsmouth; Daniel (Fiancée Katie) Winston of Lima; a daughter – Michelle (Chad Seigler, deceased March 2022) White of Cridesville; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; a brother – Ed Gaines of Marion; a sister – Violet Wheeler of New Boston; and a sister-in-law – Ginger Gaines of Scioto County, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers – Gary Gaines; Chuck Gaines; a sister – Ester Rodriguize and a brother-in-law – Don Wheeler.
Funeral services will begin 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.