Kathryn Marie Winfield, affectionally known as Kathy age 83, of Cove, Arkansas went to her Heavenly home on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Kathy was surrounded by her loved ones as she took her Lord's hand. She was born on Monday, September 19, 1938, to Thomas Crystal Toon and Louella Dovie Gordon Toon in Smithville, Oklahoma.
Kathy was deeply loved by her devoted children and her husband of 64 years. They counted Kathy as one of the greatest blessings God had ever given them.
She was a faithful and serving member of the First Baptist Church of Vandervoort, Arkansas for 49 years. Kathy had the spiritual gifts of hospitality and being welcoming to visitors in the church as well as the community. She was a prayer warrior, with many believing her prayers are what helped them through their difficult times. Kathy used her servant's heart to prepare meals for the church as well as the sick in the community. Everyone enjoyed receiving her muscadine jelly, apple butter, and fruitcake. Kathy accomplished many things in her life. When she wasn't working for the hospital, she was working alongside Merle on the farm. Kathy was no stranger to a tractor or hard work. She helped Merle clear over 160 acres of timber along with growing their cattle operation. Of all the accomplishments Kathy achieved, raising a Christian family exceeded them all. She was proud of her children and loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren any time the opportunity arose. Kathy loved the Lord with all her heart and wanted everyone around her to know the love of Jesus as well. She devoted her life to studying the Bible, serving the Lord and raising her family. In her spare time, Kathy enjoyed quilting, embroidering, and tending to her flowers and garden. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louella and Crystal Toon, sister-in-law Linda Toon, brother-in-law Eddie Long, niece Kayla Long Phillips, nephew Doug Long, daughter-in-law Marcie Winfield, and son-in-law Oso Sanchez.
Kathy is survived by: her loving husband Merle, son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Winfield and wife Norma of Lancaster, California, daughter Tonyia Winfield Nichols and husband Billy of Cove, Arkansas, daughter Sonyia Winfield-Hoek and husband Bill of Cove, Arkansas, daughter Karen Parnell and husband Donnie of Cove, Arkansas, and daughter Debra Cooper and husband Eldon of Mountain Home, Arkansas, brother Wade Toon and wife Chiquita of Smithville, Oklahoma, sister, Wanda Long of Denton, Texas. 13 grandchildren, Gigi Reyes, Jessica Hammond, John Hammond, Bridgette Hams, Brianna Starr, Zach Winfield, Paige Najera, Amy Muniz, April Guthrey, James Jacobs, Elaine Lenard, Ridge Elmore, and Quist Elmore, 15 great grandchildren, Aidan Winfield, Gabriel Winfield, Skyler King, Kashlynn Starr, Thomas Hams, Christopher Hams, Summer Hams, Sabrina Hams, Nicolo Cruz, Christian Jacobs, Ryker Jacobs, Adeline Strother, Presley Lenard, Everett Elmore, Juniper Elmore, and a host of other relatives and friends.
In keeping with her love for children and spreading the Holy Word of God, Kathy requested in lieu of flowers or plants, a donation be made to The Baptist Boys' Ranch or to The Gideons International. Donations are being received through the Vandervoort First Baptist Church and being forwarded to the requested organization. With either donation, a check may be made out to Vandervoort First Baptist Church with "In Memory of Kathy Winfield" in the memo line or at the following websites: arkansasfamilies.org or gideons.org.
Visitation with the family will be held Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Vandervoort First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The family would like to invite all of Kathy's extended family and friends to gather for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Vandervoort First Baptist Church in Vandervoort, Arkansas with her son Christopher Winfield and Pastor Aaron Anglin officiating. Pallbearers are James Jacobs, Elaine Lenard, Zach Winfield, Brianna Winfield, Quist Elmore, R. J. Lenard, Skyler Starr, and Jessie Oliver.
A private family interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home.
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