Thursday, January 26, 2023

Jean Marie Winkeler, 68, of Newport News

Jean Marie Winkeler (Weymouth Funeral Home)

A Memorial Service Will Be Held At A Later Date

Jean Marie Winkeler, 68, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022. She was born in Charleston, SC to the late Joseph and Barbara Winkeler. Jean received her teaching degree from Radford College. She taught in the Newport News Public School System for 34 years and was the Division-wide Teacher of the Year in 1999. As a teacher, she touched countless lives with her passion for learning, her love of reading, and her respect for children. Jean was active for years with Relay for Life and later with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Chapter Alpha.

Nothing was more important to her than her family and she loved her role as “Auntie Jean” to her nieces and nephews. She is survived by her sister, Jo Ann Winkeler Vines; brother, Joseph Anthony Winkeler Jr; sister-in-law, Pamela Winkeler; brother-in-law, Bobby Vines; 2 nephews, Samuel Vines and Joseph Winkeler III; 4 nieces, Barbara Vines Shanahan, Ashley Winkeler, Allison Winkeler, and Amber Winkeler Atkisson and  her great-niece and  great-nephew.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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