Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Lola Kay (Waldruff ) Winningham

Lola Kay Winningham, age 50, of 3603 State Route 39, Shelby, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at her home after a lingering illness with Parkinsons Disease. She was born December 4, 1946 in Shelby.

Mrs. Winningham was a 1964 graduate of Shelby High School. She received her bachelors degree in elementary education from the Ohio State University and a masters degree in learning disabilities from Ashland University.

She retired in November of 1994, because of her illness, from Central Elementary School in Shelby, where she was a learning disability teacher in grades four, five and six.

She was well known to north central Ohio area educators for her work with COETV on WOSU television at the Ohio State University. She was a member of the North Central Ohio Education Association and the Ohio Education Association.

Mrs. Winningham was an active member of the First Christian Church in Shelby where she was an elder.

At the age of 16 she received her pilots license. She enjoyed painting and crafts and was a musician in the New Washington Community Band. She had also sold real estate for 18 years for Sluss Realty.

She is survived by her husband, James I. Winningham, whom she married on June 14, 1969; 2 sons, Tim Winningham at home and Tom Winningham at home; her mother, Rhea (Hartz) Waldruff of Shelby; 2 brothers, Larry Waldruff of Mansfield and Dan Waldruff of Shelby; her mother-in-law, Ruth Winningham of Auburn, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Waldruff in 1996.

Calling hours will be on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. Craig Jones, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

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