Carolyn Winegardner, 76, Wabash, died 4:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at her home. She was born July 10, 1944, in Everett, Wash., to Donald Eugene and Dorothy (Dawes) Mattern.
Carolyn was a 1962 graduate of Wabash High School, and a 1965 graduate of the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Fort Wayne. She married Craig C. Winegardner at the St. Matthews United Church of Christ Dec. 18, 1966. Carolyn was a registered nurse for 40 years, and worked several years for several local family physicians. She was a longtime member of the St. Matthews United Church of Christ and helped organize the Jerry Lewis Telethon. She was a current member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading and working in her yard.
She is survived by her husband, Craig C. Winegardner of Wabash; three children; Jason (Michelle) Winegardner of Peru; Nathan (Jessica) Winegardner of Charlotte, N.C.; and Sarah (Matthew) Graham of Warsaw; eight grandchildren: Olivia (Jesse) Harmeyer of Warsaw; Madison Winegardner, Caleb Winegardner, and Laci Winegardner, all of Peru; Margot Winegardner of Charlotte, N.C.; Scotia Graham of Warsaw; Hattie Winegardner, and Birdie Winegardner, both of Charlotte, N.C. She was preceded in death by Father, Donald Eugene Mattern, Mother, Dorothy (Dawes) Mattern, Brother, Larry Mattern.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 18, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Solomon David officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 3-7 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Life Center of Wabash.