Winifred Gudenrath

Winifred Gudenrath

ARCOLA – Winifred Gudenrath, 91, of Arcola passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at 1:35 p.m. Saturday (April 14, 2018) at Carriage Crossing, Arcola.

A celebration of Winnie's life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Carriage Crossing, Arcola. The Rev. Jeff VanDyke will officiate. Burial will be in Arcola Township Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Carriage Crossing. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Winnie was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Hinsdale. She was a daughter of James Clarence and Blanche D. (Doughty) Mutch. She married Earl Raymond Gudenrath on July 16, 1950, in Springfield. He passed away Oct. 7, 2016.

Winnie is survived by three children, Larry Gudenrath and his wife Ann of Tolono, Jane Corry of La Porte, Texas, and Jill Carter of Malabar, Fla.; five grandchildren, Cory Gudenrath of Arcola, Scot Gudenrath of Sugar Grove, Heather Collins of Mahomet, Elaine Corry of LaPorte, Texas, and Sarah Andrews of Keystone Heights, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Alexis Grace, Ben and Carter; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Matthew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl; and sister, Helen Crane.

Winnie was a member of Arcola United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of United Methodist Women.

Winnie graduated from McMurry College in Jacksonville. She was a home economics teacher at Melvin-Sibley School District for several years. She had worked at Vyverberg's and the Dutch Kitchen in Arcola.

Memorials may be made to Arcola United Methodist Church.