Anna K. Winger, 82

OCT. 13, 1930-FEB. 18, 2013

February 20, 2013
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Anna K. "Kit" Winger, 82, died at Select Specialty Hospital in Battle Creek, Mich., on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

She was born in Waynesboro, Pa., on Oct. 13, 1930, to Frank H. and Ruth (Roth) Winger. She graduated from Greencastle High School in Greencastle, Pa., and Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., and then received a master's degree in library science from Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, Pa.

Her professional career began with the organization of the library at James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg, Pa.; back to Juniata College library as assistant librarian, then cataloging books (even in Russian) at the University of Delaware. While librarian of the Franklin County library, she drove the bookmobile to schools and helped establish the library in her hometown of Greencastle. For 24 years, she was librarian at the Defense Logistics Services Center in Battle Creek, building the collection and taking the library into the computer age. Her activities included Altrusa International, Inc., where she held most club offices and served as chairman of many club committees. She regularly attended district conferences and international conventions (only missed one convention). On the district level she served as district editor, parliamentarian, first vice governor, governor-elect and was governor from 1980 to 1982. She developed a protocol manual and a planning guide for district personnel. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies, and had been active in AAUW and American Business Woman's Association. Her hobbies included traveling, crocheting, knitting, counted cross stitch, decorative painting, and reading. Anna enjoyed traveling and had visited England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, France, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Wales, East Germany, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Tahiti, Canada, Mexico, many Caribbean Islands, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, and Rhodes.

Her parents; sister, Frances Forney; and nephew, Donald S. Forney preceded her in death.

Surviving are a nephew, James Robert Forney, of Greencastle; three nieces, Jean Forney (Bruce) Bartley of Independence, Ohio, Diane Forney (James) Hollenbaugh of Fayetteville, Pa., and Susan Forney of Chambersburg, Pa.; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Memorial services will be held at Brown's Mill Cemetery in Greencastle at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Altrusa International of Battle Creek, P.O. Box 861, Battle Creek, MI 49016.

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