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Lucinda Wingett

September 20, 1907 — November 10, 2012

Lucinda (Cindy) Wingett, 105, was born September 20. 1907 and passed away November 10, 2012 at home of natural causes surrounded by her loving family. Lucinda Bope Wingett was born September 20, 1907 in Marshall County, the daughter of Charles and Clara Klapp Bope. On Aug. 6, 1925, Cindy married Russell Wingett in Plymouth. To this union they had two children Donald Wingett and JoAnn (Wingett) Reed and her niece Willadean (Bope) Katschke who they raised after the young death of Lucinda’s sister, Florence.

Cindy made it well known that the secret to a long life is getting up early each morning and keeping busy. She had always led a busy life and was still active at 105. She volunteered daily at the LaPaz meal site serving other seniors 20 to 30 years her junior. Due to her dedication, in 2011 she was awarded the Age of Excellence Honoree as a Kimble volunteer for more than 60 years of service. She was a very social person and was an intergenerational role model to everyone she met. Cindy had a supportive core of friends who provided her with transportation that allowed her to remain active in the community. She enjoyed going out to play her favorite game of euchre and at least once a week and would host a card or domino get together on Sunday’s with friends and her sister-in-law Iris Brumley. Her love of dominos is a legacy she was proud to pass on to four generations. Everyone knew that she took game playing seriously and with her keen eye no one could slip anything by her.

Cindy never worked out of the home, but was happy to help care for three generations of grandchildren. She was an excellent seamstress making clothing for herself, her family and alterations for others. Some of her past interests were crocheting, playing the organ, she loved music and tried her best at yodeling, sang as she washed dishes and this summer was able to still dance a little jig or two. Everyone knew she was a fabulous cook and she was always looking for new recipes to try. Cindy was well known for her homemade noodles, banana bread, pies and jelly. She gave them as gifts of love to her family and friends.

One of the biggest highlights of her year was hosting her traditional Christmas Eve dinner, having her entire family home together under one roof. She was blessed to have her son Don live close by. This allowed her to live independently on her own.

Cindy knew her body was starting to feel its age but, she was not going to let that damper her independence or spirit, she was a fighter and loved life. As the years aged her she did her best to remain independent and was a very proud woman. She took great pride in keeping her house in immaculate order and people marveled in the way she got things done. If there was something she wanted done and wasn’t patient to wait for someone to help her she used her creative side and found her own unique ways to get it done, and she did! She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Russell, daughter JoAnn (Dick) Reed. Brothers John, William, Edward, Charles and Raymond Bope, Sister Susie (Edwin) Pugh and Florence Bope.

Survivors include son Donald Wingett, Niece Willadean (Bope) Katschke, Grandchildren Nancy (Joe) Nagy, Lon (Kim), Wingett, Dick (Cindy) Reed and Mike (Dee) Reed, 3 great granddaughters, 3 great grandsons and 15 great great grandchildren, and several Nieces and Nephews. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”God Bless her Memory. Friends may visit with Lucinda’s family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.

Memorial contributions in Lucinda’s name may be made to Real Services, 805 Harris St. Bourbon, IN 46504 or the Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center St. Plymouth IN 46563.
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