Mariam E. Winans, 98 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 12:05 p.m. at her home in rural Mt. Auburn, IL. She was born on November 16, 1922 in Champaign, IL the daughter of Denzil and Myra (Frazee) Smith. She married R. Merle Winans on February 1, 1947 in Chatham, IL. She retired from Memorial Medical Center as R.N. in 1991. Mariam graduated from Chatham High School in the Class of 1940 and St. John’s School of Nursing in 1946.
She is survived by her daughter: Linda Jo Winans, of Mt. Auburn; sons: Russ (Becky) Winans, Mt. Auburn; Curt (Vickie) Winans, Mt. Auburn; Alex (Kay) Winans, Mt. Auburn; Ben (Amy) Winans, Taylorville, IL; daughter-in-law: Pam Winans of Bloomington, IL; grandchildren: Josh (Ann) Winans, Jacob (Laura) Winans, Phillip Winans, Jennifer (Gabe) Anderson, Jarred Winans, Abby Winans, Eric Winans, Travis Winans, and Lilly Winans; great-grandchildren: Kaylor, Toby, Lauren, Tucker, Ty, and Madelyn; brothers: Homer Lee (Mary Alice) Smith of Arlington Heights, Il; sister-In-laws: Bev Smith of Normal, Il and Marilyn Smith of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: Bradley O. Winans, brothers: Denzil Smith Jr., Harold Smith and Don Smith; brother and sister In laws: George and Leah Winans, James and Dixie Winans, Glenn and Dorothy Winans.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 starting at 3:00 p.m. at Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.
Memorials may be made to Cunningham Children Home 1301 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 or Taylorville FFA 815 W. Springfield Rd. Taylorville, IL 62568.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.