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Marion Winner

December 13, 1928 — September 1, 2020

Marion E. (Pug) Winner, 91, of Midland passed peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Born on December 13, 1928 in Midland she was the daughter of the late Michael Stanton Coleman and Roseanna Elizabeth (Lizzie) Robertson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Winner and one child who was stillborn.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Beatrice Kelly, Bette Burkett, and Norma Thomas, as well as a baby sister Helen, baby brother Michael and a stillborn sibling. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived  by her five children: William Winner of Frostburg; Bernard Winner and Debbie, of Enon, Ohio; Julie Thrasher and Joe, of Westernport; Laurie Meredith of Midland; and Rosanne Winner Baran and Sam, of Springfield, Virginia. In addition, she is survived by fourteen grandchildren:  Teri Winner Raines, William Jr, Christopher, and Robert Winner; April Winner; Charles, Jr., Aaron and Nathan Thrasher and Denzil Halbritter, Jr.; Benjamin and Elizabeth Meredith; and Hannah, Ray, and Marsina Winner Baran; as well as eighteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marion was a former employee of the Silk Mill in Lonaconing as well as the old Sacred Heart Hospital, the Celanese, and the Kelly Springfield Tire Company.  For many years, she was a homemaker, caregiver and sponsor for the Fresh Air Program.  She was an accomplished and published writer, poet, and artist.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting, and playing Grandma to many of the neighborhood children.

Marion will be cremated per her wishes.

A Funeral Mass limited to immediate family only will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Midland.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks are required.  Extended family and friends are welcome to come to the church during the hour prior to the service to pay respect, say a prayer, and/or sign the registry.  Following the service, inurnment will be at St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Midland, where all are welcome to attend.

Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A. is handling the arrangements.


The years go by so quickly, and I don’t even know your age any more.  But it doesn’t matter, because for me, you will always be the same, never changing, never growing older. I am here, so far away from you, but your memory is with me always, and it makes me happy knowing you are my mom.

I just wanted to thank you for all the things you’ve done for me and I’ve never said thanks for.

So thank you for all the walks we took together, for the wildflowers, and the stories you took the time to tell me about.  And thank you for all the hours you spent helping me with my homework, even when it was stuff neither of us understood.  And thank you for all the tests you quizzed me on.  Thank you for always being there when I came home from school.  I always cherished that half-hour we had to talk together.  Thank you for all the times you were there to lend a hand during my baby sitting crises.

The other day it rained, and I remembered the times you met me with an umbrella, or made sure I took one with me – thanks, Mom.  Now that I know what it’s like to be sick here at school, I really appreciate how much you cared for me when I was sick at home.

So thanks, Mom, just knowing that you worried and cared about me made me feel lots better.  I never would have made it here at college if I hadn’t known you believed in me.  So for all the encouragement you gave me, Mom, in everything I’ve done, thanks.

But most of all, Mom, thank you for just being you.  You’re the best mom anyone could ever hope for, and I love you for yourself, and I will always love you.  I guess that’s what I’ve been trying to say all along.   I love you, Mom, and I just wanted to let you know how much I love you.


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Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Midland, MD 21542

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