Phyllis Ann (Davis) Winningham

Born: Tue., Nov. 6, 1934
Died: Sun., May 31, 2020


11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, Wed., Jun. 03, 2020
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Wed., Jun. 03, 2020
Location: Lawndale Cemetery

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Phyllis Ann Winningham, 85, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2020.  Phyllis was born in Winchester to Margaret (Hendrickson) and Alfred Davis on November 6, 1934.  She was a very loving and devoted wife to her husband, Max Winningham, for 68 years.

Phyllis worked at Westinghouse in Union City for 32 years.  She worked alongside her husband for several years maintaining their apple orchard on the family farm in Ridgeville, IN.  Phyllis had a love for feeding her baby calves, caring for her beloved Dachshund “Weiner” dog pets, cooking, flowers, hummingbirds, riding the golf cart with her husband Max, and enjoying nature.  Some of the other things she enjoyed were drinking coffee, eating her sweets, and listening to her boys talk.

She was a very loving mother to three sons: Ronnie Winningham (April) of Muncie, Jeffrey Winningham (Elizabeth) of Winchester, and Stan Winningham (Mindy) of Ridgeville.  Phyllis also dearly loved “her children” Max Winningham (Diane) of Ft. Wayne, Mark Winningham (Tammy) of Muncie, Carlotta Cooprider (Robert) of Indianapolis, and Carla Durham (Trent) of Winchester. 

Phyllis was blessed with 6 grandchildren: Ronnie Jr., Kaitlyn, Grandon, Ellie, Mitchell, Miranda, and a great grandson Mylen. 

Phyllis is survived by two sisters, Beverly Fry of Portland and Judy Ferguson of Albany, Kentucky and a half-brother, John Bond.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Eloise Shannon and Doris Newton.

A service to celebrate Phyllis’ life will be at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Lawndale Cemetery in Ridgeville. 

Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester.                         

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Tim Brown
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. Your families will be in our prayers.

Carlotta Cooprider
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
Ron, Jeff, Stan, and big Max - my heart is sore that I am not going to be able to be with you all today in celebrating Phyllis, her big heart and selfless life.

The protests in Indy have heated up and our neighborhood was attacked last night leaving my windshield broken. I've been waiting all morning for the repair guy. It looks like he isn't going to get here in time for me to make the drive in time for visiting hours.

Know that I loved her with my whole heart. She was a special angel to me and always made me feel loved unconditionally. I sent a wind chime for Max to put on the back porch in her memory. I'll reach out soon. Until then, please take care of each other and allow yourself the sacred space to grieve. Sending love and light! Carlotta

Brent and Judi Sipe
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
Max, Ron, Stan and Jeff

Mom let me know last night that Phyllis had passed, so very sorry for your loss! Wish we could be with you all during this challenging time. Been too long since we were all together back your way. Phyllis was always so nice to us when we came visited as kids. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. God Bless and take care!

Brent, Judi, Cierra & Dylan Sipe
Lewistown, MT

Barbara Sue (Starbuck) Hayes
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Phyllis' passing. My heart goes out to all of you. It's been many years since I've seen Phyllis, but I will always remember her with a smile and love in my heart. She was such a kind person. She always made me feel welcome. I know she loved her family dearly. Hold tight to your memories and know one day there will be a joyous Heavenly reunion! Please take care, I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless....

Love to all,
Barbara Sue