Winnie J. W. Starnes

STEPHENVILLE Winnie J. W. Starnes, 95, died Friday, August 7, 2009, at a local nursing home. Graveside Services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Dr. Dan Murray officiating assisted by Rev. Emil V. Becker. Burial will be at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2009, at Lacy Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

She was born on November 16, 1913, to the late Keaton James and Dilla Ditto (Shaw) Wright in Woodson. She was married to Andrew M. Johnson who preceded her in death in 1958. She was also married to Son Starnes who preceded her in death in 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Zonta Club and Beta Signa Phi.

Survivors include her brother, Wayland J. Wright, Stephenville; four sisters, Opal Grimland, Stephenville, Rachel Lange, Stephenville, Ruby Nell Walker, Woodson, and Betty Jo Hearn, Rodchester; a step-daughter, Werdna McWilliams, Little Rock, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 1515 S. Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76111.

Published Aug. 9, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune