Wanona M. “Winnie” Clifton, 72, of Columbus, formerly of Circleville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
She was born March 2, 1943, in Lancaster, the daughter of the late Harry and Rosemary (Houseworth) Clifton.
She was also preceded in death by her grandmother who raised her, Dora (Seymour) Melvin.
Winnie was a graduate of Circleville High School and had worked at McDonald’s, the Circleville Herald and selling Avon while in Circleville and later at Spiffy Wash and Lube in Chagrin Falls and Heinen’s Grocery in Cleveland.
She was outgoing and friendly, enjoyed sports, flower gardening, baking, listening to Elvis, going to the beach and was able to travel to Europe and go on a Mediterranean cruise.
A kind and caring person, Winnie loved her family and friends and enjoyed reconnecting with many via Facebook, sending them positive and spirit-filled words of encouragement.
Winnie leaves behind her daughter, Theresa Snow; sons, Timothy Isaac, James (Shelly) Isaac and Jeffrey (Rebecca) Isaac; grandchildren, Sarah, Timothy Jr., Matthew, Abigail, Elizabeth, Brandon, James, Zachary, Tyler, Makayla, Katie and Carrie; great-grandchildren, Ashton, Kayden, Jacob and Harlow; sister, Tonya; brother, Dana; special friend, Betty Caudill; her cats, Missy and Lucky; and a host of friends and other family members.
Winnie’s giving heart lives on through her gift of organ and tissue donation.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Celebrant Andrew Hoover officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142; or to a cat rescue group of donor’s choice.
To share a memory of Winnie or send condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal