Sophia Edna Van Winkle

September 1st, 1927 - December 8th, 2012

RICHMOND, Ind. Sophia Edna Van Winkle, age 85, of Richmond, died Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Ambassador Health Care. Born September 1, 1927, in Jackson County, Kentucky, to Cephus and Bessie Thacker Abrams, she had lived in Richmond since 1947. Sophia retired from PRC Recording, after 25 years of service. She was a member of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church. Sophia enjoyed sewing, quilt making, gardening, and canning vegetables. Survivors include her three daughters, Brenda (Mark) Bowmer of Centerville, Marsha (Steve) Anderson of New Paris, Ohio, and Beverly Mauller of Hagerstown, Indiana; two sons, Lanny Van Winkle of Liberty, Indiana, and Farron Van Winkle of Richmond; eleven grandchildren, Christopher Kemp, Savonna Matthews, Travis Van Winkle, Kristy Martinez, Joseph Miller, Trae Mauller, Jamey Wyatt, Wendy Denlinger, Zachary Van Winkle, Cody Van Winkle, and Lindsay Van Winkle; eight great-grandchildren, Katie Grace Wyatt, Ashlen Mauller, Kellan Mauller, Kaelynn Matthews, Grant Van Winkle, Blake Van Winkle, Shelby Bond, and Sidney Martinez; sister, Christine Thomas of Georgetown, Kentucky; three brothers, Herbert (Marcella) Abrams of Richmond, Wade (Marie) Abrams of Greens Fork, Indiana, and Robert Abrams of Greens Fork, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Van Winkle who died in 2003; son, Burnie Dale Van Winkle; parents; brother, Virgil Abrams; and four sisters, Janice Spivey, Drucilla Maples, Modena Cope, and Ethel Price. Visitation for Sophia Edna Van Winkle will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. H. Lynn Seagraves officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to: Embrace Hospice, 3640 N. Briarwood Lane, Suite 1, Muncie, IN 47304. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at

Embrace Hospice, 3640 N. Briarwood Lane, Suite 1, Muncie, IN 47304

12:00PM to 2:00PM on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at Doan & Mills Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

2:00PM at Doan & Mills Funeral Home on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 (map/driving directions)

Glen Haven Memorial Gardens
4537 IN-227
Richmond, IN 47374 (map/driving directions)