Janis Rose Wininger


Janis Rose Wininger, 82, of Washington, Indiana, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, at Country Charm Village in Indianapolis.

She was born July 22, 1933, in Petersburg.

She married Franklin Nash Wininger on Jan. 21, 1950, in French Lick. He preceded her in death Feb. 5. They were married 66 years.

Janis was a sweet, kind and loving friend. She put others before herself and welcomed you into her home with a smile. Sweet Grandma Mimi Jan rocked grandbabies and great-grandbabies for countless hours and spoiled them with so much love.

She was the best color-er in the family! She always had time for Bill and Cindy. She knew what they needed and was there with her support and encouragement no matter the time of day.

Janis was a wonderful wife who selflessly loved Nash with all her heart. She tirelessly was there every step of his life and through his journey with Parkinson’s Disease.

Janis was a great cook. Her family especially looked forward to her homemade noodles and pie.

She loved her Lord. She loved her family. Her family loved her. She will greatly missed, but we rejoice she has been reunited with Nash and her Lord.

Survivors include two children, Billy F. (Sondra) Wininger of Montgomery and Cindy (Larry) Shaw of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Billie (Mark Chandler) of Haubstadt, Dustye (Jon) McCallon of Louisville, Jamie Shaw of Aurora, Colorado and Lori Shaw of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; five great-grandchildren, Kallie and Eli Chandler and Maci, Luci and Molly McCallon; and one brother, Stephen (Debra) Gladish of Montgomery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Hazel (King) Gladish; her husband of 66 years, Franklin Nash Wininger; one brother, Tolan Gladish; and two daughters-in-law, Barbara Wininger and Judy Wininger.

Pastor Chris Wiles will conduct a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethany Cemetery in Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made to Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana, 6847 Hillside Court, Indianapolis, IN, 46250; or the Alzeimers Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN, 46209; or Seasons Hospice, 8350 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46237.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton St., Franklin, is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 317-738-0202.