Twilla Winn

July 18, 2014 

Twilla Henderson Winn

Dec. 15, 1939 - July 13, 2014

Twilla Henderson Winn, long-time resident of Belton, died in her home Sunday, July 13, 2014, of leukemia, having survived 25 plus years of repeated chemotherapy. The family fondly considered Twilla their “Energizer Bunny” because of her enduring battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Winn was born Dec. 15, 1939, in Topeka Kan. She was the youngest of eight children born to Raymond F. Henderson and Ruby May Cook-Henderson, all of whom have preceded her in death except for one sister, Fern Lavonne Fascendini, of Vancouver, Wash.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, retired Air Force Captain Larry Winn, also of Belton, and children Denise Winn Woolf of Belton, Debra Winn Ishum (Michael) of Belton, Natalie Gail Winn Birchfield of Charlottesville, Va., Brandon Winn (Brenna) of Merriam, Kan., and son-in-heart, Christian Ruoff of Hamburg, Germany.

Surviving grandchildren are Michelle Wammack Kilker, Melissa Woolf Simmons (Max), Nicholas Woolf (Kelly), Evan Woolf and Erin Woolf, Sean Ishum (Rebecca), Nathan Ishum (Jennifer), Ruby Ishum Kelly (Todd), Lucy Birchfield, Lily Birchfield, Carolanne Birchfield, and Morgan Winn. Twilla has six great-grandchildren, four of whom are quadruplets. She has numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, who survive and mourn the loss of their family member.

Twilla was a long-time member and servant of First Baptist Church of Belton. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, July 18, with visitation and 4 p.m. Memorial at First Baptist Church, 810 S. Cedar, Belton, MO 64012. A private family graveside burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in Burlington, Kan., at Graceland Cemetery. Donations in memory of Twilla Winn can be made to First Baptist Church of Belton or St. Luke’s Hospice.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, MO 64083; 816-322-5278.

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