Faith Elaine Winters
Funeral services for Faith Elaine Winters, 78, former Clinton resident, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, officiated by Rev. Doug Lewis.
Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Laverne.
Mrs. Winters died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in the Midland Care Center in Topeka, Kan. She was born July 10, 1935 in Laverne, the daughter of Clark Oscar Hicks and Myrtle Gertrude (Washburn) Hicks.
She was raised in Laverne and graduated from Laverne High school in 1953. She continued her education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and received her bachelor’s degree in allied health and received her certification as a registered nurses and then completed her education at Oklahoma University with a Master’s Degree in adult education.
She married John C. Winters on Jan. 6, 1956, in Midwest City, and they made their first home in Del City.
They moved to Western Oklahoma in 1963, where she was employed at Clinton Regional Hospital as a registered nurse.
In 1972 she accepted a position at the Western Technology Center in Burns Flat in the nursing school.
She taught nursing there for almost 20 years and while there she received the “Teacher of the Year” award from Oklahoma Health Occupations Education Association.
Winters was a member of the First Baptist Church and numerous professional organizations.
Preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Viola Hornsby, Nellie Baker, Olive Hicks; and a brother, Carl Hicks.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Winters Ackmann, of Topeka, Kan.; a sister, Irene Moody, of Pauls Valley; two grandchildren, Jeremy Tull and his wife, Patty, and Candace Brown; and four great-grandchildren, Austin Tull, Aiyana Brown, Kalee Baldwin and Karen Hubbard.