Deanna Winters 1946-2020
Deanna R. “Dee” Winters (White), 73, Topeka, died Friday, July 10, 2020, in Topeka from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
She was born Oct. 6, 1946, in Holton, the daughter of Raymond and Violet Hopewell White. She graduated from Topeka West High School and Topeka Technical College in 1964. She lived in Topeka for much of her life.
Ms. Winters worked for the State of Kansas in various public service agencies for much of her working career up to her retirement in 2014 from KPERS. She worked for 11 years up to the closure at Topeka State Hospital as a supervisor in direct services and later worked in research and development for staff education, provided CPR training and supervised students in clinical rotation.
Survivors include two brothers, Glenn White and wife Donna, Topeka, and Gregg White and wife Doris, Perry; a son, Steven Winters, Topeka; a daughter, Nicole Williams, Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandsons, Blayne Blevins, Eric Winters, Dustin Winters and Logan Williams.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17 in Holton Cemetery. Please respect social distancing recommendations. A guestbook is available at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.
Memorial contributions may be made to ALS, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.