CAIRO, Ill. — Patricia Lyman Winter of Cairo, Illinois, was born Feb. 25, 1927, at Clarksburg, West Virginia, to Richard and Mildred Lyman Parks. Pat transitioned from this world to eternal life on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Charleston Manor in Charleston, Missouri, at the age of 92.
In 1946, Pat married Robert Earl Layton, her first love and father of her two sons. He preceded her in death in 1983 after 37 years of marriage.
Pat later married William Winter, a great friend and husband. They made a great team as they worked to keep their church, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Cairo, Illinois, active and growing.
William Winter preceded her in death in 2007. Her son, Robert Rand Layton; her sister Jacqueline Moore; her stepdaughter, Judi Childers; and her parents also preceded her in death.
Pat leaves to cherish her memories one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Linda Layton, of Charleston, Missouri; one grandson and his wife, Scott and Meredith Layton; two great-grandsons, Bo and Tabb Layton all of Knoxville, Tennessee; one stepson and his wife, Bill and Mia Winter of Rosedale, California; three stepgrandchildren; one nephew, Brad Layton of St. Louis; one niece, Kim Melton of St. Joseph, Missouri; also special friends, Jamie Hamilton, Yvonne Marbry; Nelda Jones and Elsie Baker.
A longtime secretary and bookkeeper, Pat worked at the Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kevil, Kentucky, and later retired from Cairo Water Company in Cairo, Illinois.
Pat found time to serve her community as a member and president of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Magnolia Manor Board and her church, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6th and Washington Ave., Cairo, Illinois. The Rev. James K. Muriuki will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Illinois, under the direction of McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.
Pallbearers will be: Dale Glenn, Ray Presson, Steve McClanahan, Duke Jones and Brett Matthews.
Memorials may be made to: Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, P.O. Box 707, Cairo, IL 62914.