Doris' life began on May 21, 1943 on the way to the Marion hospital from Lincolnville. She was the daughter of William and Grace (Nienstedt) Richmond. Doris was a 1961 graduate of Centre High School. She was united in marriage to Gene Winkler on August 12, 1961 and they enjoyed 59 years of marriage together. Doris began working for the Marion County Research and Extension office in 1962 and continued at the Extension Office for the next 55 years. Doris enjoyed travelling with Gene on their motorcycle all over the United States and on bus tours. She enjoyed serving the community through her work at the Marion County Food Bank and volunteering at the Marion Senior Center. Doris was an active parishioner at Holy Family Parish in Marion volunteering with the Altar Society and giving of her time in the office. She and Gene also provided cleaning services for several area businesses.
Doris' loving family includes her husband Gene of Marion, children Bruce Winkler and Sherri Hess, both of Marion; grandchildren Macy (Jacob) Harper, Kelli (Bryant) Brunner, Erika Hess, Jake Hess, and Averi Thornhill; and great-grandchild Tatum Harper, all of Marion. Doris passed away on December 25, 2020 at the Newton Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings.
Her family will gather with friends on Sunday December 27th from 2- 5 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion. Her private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday led by Father Brian Bebak. Doris will be laid to rest in Marion Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Marion County Food Bank. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Doris at www.ymzfh.com.