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Winifred McCall Obituary


Onawa,Iowa Winifred McCall

Winifred McCall, 92, Hurst, Texas formerly of Onawa, Iowa, died January 31, 2010 at Grapevine, Texas.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2010 at Rush Family Chapel with Pastor Todd Owen officiating. Burial will be in Kennebec Cemetery at Castana, Iowa.

Winifred was born December 25, 1917 in rural Ashton Township, Monona County, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Ida (McGee) Phipps.

Winifred and Clarence Walter McCall were united in marriage in 1950 at Dakota City, Nebraska. Clarence was in construction which led them to travel to many places until settling in Onawa, Iowa. Winifred continued to make Onawa her home after Clarence’s death.

She enjoyed caring for others and received her nurse’s aide training from Western Iowa Technical School and Iowa Lakes Community College. She worked in Sioux City, Iowa and at Moss Custodial Home in Onawa.

She was a member of First Christian Church at Onawa. Her family meant the world to her. Gardening canning and the outdoors were always a big part of her life. Her beautiful peonies, roses and other flowers are still remembered. She also enjoyed researching the family genealogy.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Keith and Christine McCall of Fort Worth, TX; a daughter, Janice Wigen of Hurst, TX; three grandsons, Jeffrey McCall of Arlington, TX, Brent Wigen of Hurst and Michael McCall and his wife Michelle of Euless, TX; a brother, Wilbur Phipps of Onawa; a sister, Dorothy Markley of Spencer, IA; nieces; nephews; cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence McCall; parents; two sons, Doyle McCall and Lynn McCall and a son-in-law, Jerry Wigen.

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