Dorothy J. (Lawson) Van Winkle

Born: Tue., Feb. 4, 1941
Died: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 07, 2017
Location: Honey Creek Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Aug. 08, 2017
Location: Honey Creek Missionary Baptist Church

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Dorothy J. Van Winkle, 76, of Kokomo, passed away at 9:03 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health.  She was born February 4, 1941, in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, to Grady and Goldie (Gillam) Lawson.  On December 24, 1958, she married Pastor Algie R. Van Winkle, and he survives. 

Dorothy was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and homemaker.  She was an excellent cook and enjoyed canning and keeping house.  Together, she and Algie pastored at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist and Grace Missionary Baptist Churches.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Travis D. Van Winkle, Indianapolis, Christopher J. (Sherry) Van Winkle, Kokomo, and Brian C. (Melissa) Van Winkle, Kokomo; two brothers, Lester Lawson, Kokomo, and Darrell Lawson, Kokomo; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Reba Sutton; daughter-in-law, Ronda Van Winkle; and sister, Shirley Harrell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Honey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 250 Nashville St., Russiaville, with Pastors Bobby Jewell and Lehmon Hale officiating.  Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.  Messages of condolence may be expressed online at  Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville, has been entrusted with arrangements.  

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Wilma (Upchurch) Bessler
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. I want you all to know my prayers are with the family. Much love to you all.

Michelle (DeWeese) Collins
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
I am deeply saddened by the news of Dorothy's passing. Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to Algie, Travis, Chris, Brian, all her family and friends during this time of grief. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May your hearts find peace through the healing power of love