Meadville Tribune

December 23, 2013

Della A. Winans

Meadville Tribune

SAEGERTOWN — Della A. Winans, 86, of Crawford County Care Center and formerly of Main Street, Townville, went to be with her husband, Floyd, on Dec. 21, 2013.

She was born in Meadville on June 23, 1927, a daughter of Bessie Peterson Fisher and Frank Fisher. She married Floyd Winans on July 3, 1947; he preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 2012.

Della was a kind and loving mother and grandmother. She was well known for having family, friends and neighbors for friendly conversation, coffee and dessert. She was an amazing baker and cook.

She was employed at Rex Carpenter’s Packing Plant of Townville for many years and retired from the Country Table Restaurant. She was known for her delicious pies and salads.

She will be sadly missed by her four children, Linda Smock and her husband, George, of Meadville, Gary Winans and his wife, Lois, of Maryland, Leroy Winans and his wife, Sue, of Emlenton, and Diane Nuhfer and her husband, Steve, of Townville; grandchildren, Darrel, Dwayne and Bridget Smock, Courtney, Melissa and Jason Winans, and Sean, Shannon and Ryan Nuhfer; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and sisters Letha Britton of Cambridge Springs, Lucille Steinberg of California and Loretta Tucker of Florida.

In addition to her loving husband, Floyd, Della was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Delmar, Edgar and Harry Fisher; and a great-grandchild, Garrett George.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, 33353 N. Main St., Townville. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Shawn Amy of New Beginnings Church of God, Meadville, officiating.

Burial will take place in Kingsley Cemetery, Townville.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Crawford County Care Center for their loving care of Della.

Memorial contributions may be made in Della’s memory to Crawford County Care Center, 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Please take a moment to share a memory, condolence or to order flowers for the family on Della’s Book of Memories online at

Arrangements are in the care of Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, Townville, a branch firm of Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Meadville.