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Edna Winstead

August 8, 1924 — August 23, 2016

Edna Louise Frederick Winstead 92, of Lisman, KY passed away Tuesday August 23, 2016 at Redbanks Nursing Home in Henderson, KY. Edna was a devoted 70 year member of the Lisman Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder, was a member of the Lisman CPW, choir and taught Sunday School. Edna was active in the church until she entered the nursing home. She also sang in several local cantatas. During WWII Edna worked in Evansville, IN as a “Rosie the Riveter” making airplane wings for the B-47’s and worked in an ammunition plant making brass casings. During her husband’s time in WWII and in Europe, he would look on the ammo boxes to see if they were marked “EV” and see if he had received some marked from Evansville. In the 1950’s she worked the Democratic campaign of Happy Chandler. She also worked at the Dixon South voting poll, the B&H Corner Shop in Henderson, and had an antique shop in the 1960’s and 70’s. She was interviewed and featured in the documentary “Kentucky at War” which was narrated by Ken Burns. She was also featured in a book “Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front during WWII by Richard Hull”. She loved the lord, and was very patriotic.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cyril Clay Winstead, a brother George Frederick, and two sisters Frances Winstead and Roetta Towe, parents Davis and Bonnie Villines Frederick. Survivors include a daughter Charlotte Durban of Henderson, KY; one son Bobby Wayne Winstead (Luwanda) of Lisman, KY; 1 brother Curtis Frederick (Barbara) of Madisonville, KY; 3 sisters Annalee Hampton (Wayne) of Hanson, KY; Sandra Harmon (Donald) of Henderson, KY and Mary Winstead of Henderson, KY; 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday August 29, 2016 at 1pm at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon, KY. Rev. John Shoulta and Rev. Paul Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Lisman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8pm on Sunday and from 8am until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Lisman C.P Church c/o Ray Warren 153 Woodland Acres Drive Dixon, KY 42409. Online condolences can be made at

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