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Mary Kathleen Rafferty Winner
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1903
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Death: May 20, 2004
Allegany County
Maryland, USA

Publication Date:
Friday, May 21, 2004
Cumberland times-News

Lonaconing,Allegany Co., Maryland --- Kathleen Mary Rafferty Winner, 100, of Lonaconing, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at her residence.

Born at Frostburg, Dec. 5, 1903, a daughter of the late John and Bridget (Condon) Rafferty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernard "Barney" Francis Winner, died Dec. 16, 1972; two daughters, Mary Bernadette Winner and Veronica Beckner and son-in-law, Raymond Beckner; and sisters, Anna Clatterbuck, Sister John Anthony, S.S.J., Rosalie Purdy, Laura Sullivan, and Veronica Simpson.

Mrs. Winner was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are daughters and sons, Elizabeth Winner Kelly Woods and husband James, Cumberland, Bernard Winner and wife Dorothy, Cumberland, Sister Kathleen Bernard Winner, S.S.J., Lonaconing, Kathleen Larkin and husband Michael, Frostburg, Rose Montgomery and husband Robert, Middletown, John "Lum" Winner and wife Perry, Lonaconing, James Winner and wife Betty Lou, Lonaconing, Robert "Hank" Winner and wife Barbara, Georgia, and Gerry Winner and wife Phyllis, LaVale; 44 grandchildren; 100 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and one special niece, Helen Ann Warnick.

Mrs. Winner was a homemaker and teacher. She taught at Central School, Lonaconing and St. Michaels, Frostburg. She was the first lay teacher at St. Michaels.

She was the oldest member of St. Marys Church, Lonaconing, and a member of the Sodality.

Mrs. Winner was a graduate Barton High School and Frostburg State Teachers College. She received the Archdiocese Medal Honor.

Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys Parish, the Western Maryland Home Health Care, or WMHS Hospice in Home Care, c/o Linda Valentine, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Condolences may be sent via e-mail to Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, P.A., address: Family and friends can also go online to visit our web site at to find travel directions. 
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  John W Rafferty (1871 - 1916)
  Bridget B Condon Rafferty (1881 - 1949)
  Vernard Francis Winner (1897 - 1972)*
  Rose Marie Winner Montgomery (1936 - 2015)*
  John Leo Winner (1938 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Byron
Originally Created by: Joe Mckenzie
Record added: Dec 26, 2008
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Mary Kathleen <i>Rafferty</i> Winner
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