Winnie Langston

Funeral service for Winnie Lee Langston, 85, Tonganoxie will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel.  Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery.  She died September 20, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. 
She was born on February 24, 1926 in Newark, Arkansas the daughter of Neal and Violet (Porter) Pipkins. 
Winnie was a self-employed caregiver.  She moved to Eudora in 1953 where she lived for 41 years.  She then moved to Tonganoxie where she lived for 17 years. 
She married Harmon “Woody” Langston on June 1, 1946.  He preceded her in death on March 5, 1984. 
Survivors include two sons, Bob and wife, Patricia, Wamego, Bill and wife, Linda, Eudora; one daughter, Betty Kirby, Tonganoxie; one brother, Robert Pipkins, Ft. Worth, TX; one sister, Shirley Fuller and husband, Lynn, Oil Trough, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren, Michael Kirby, Vanessa Hannan, Jalee Ahmann, Jori Benson, Rebecca Nely, Chris Langston, Melissa Leach; 5 great grandchildren, Madison, Molly, Jackson, Isabelle, AJ.   
The family will greet friends 7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel. 
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital- Intensive Care Unit and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

10 Condolences

  1. Georgina Himpel Bellman on September 21, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Lee. I always enjoyed visiting with her at my mother’s when I came home. She was a very sweet and special lady.


  2. Lois Holmes Mersmann on September 21, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Bob, Bill, Betty and families,
    Sorry for your loss.
    May God grant you peace,
    Lois Mersmann

  3. Lori Martin & Family on September 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of Granny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Lorraine Denson on September 21, 2011 at 11:49 am

    He will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore
    The former things have passed away
    Rev 21:4

  5. Laura Ward on September 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Remember the happy, fun times you had together & that she is singing and happy with her Lord & Savior. All of you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  6. Trina Langston on September 21, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Just wanted to say we are so sorry for your loss and so glad we were there to see her at the hopital when we were. Wish we could of seen her more in the years prior. Stay strong

  7. Kim Neis (Schehrer) on September 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Your mom was a fun, neat lady. Everytime I saw her she was smiling. She was always with Betty and having fun. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Mike & Joyce Dendurent, Wamego on September 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to our friend Bob and the entire family. You will continue to be in our thoughts.

  9. Shauna Pipkins Haynes on September 25, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Lee’s passing. She was such a funny and sweet lady. I wish that mom and me could have made the trip to the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Love, Shauna and family

  10. Brad Shelton on September 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Bob and Pat,
    Been awhile, but I want you both to know that I still think about and cherish my time in Wamego. I am sorry to hear about your loss and my thoughts will be with you and your family. I hope you are all doing well and please tell the kids hello! I’m sure they would not recognize “Baby Brett” now, or Mckinna for that matter. Take care!

    Brad Shelton
    Tonganoxie, KS

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