Cecile Wienheimer 1921 - 2008
Funeral services for Cecile Prewitt Lindsey Wienheimer, 86, Ottawa, were. Saturday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Pomona. Mrs. Wienheimer died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Villa St. Francis Nursing Facility in Olathe.
She was born April 9, 1921, in Linn Creek, Mo., the daughter of Robert Henry and Nora Fadette Cable Prewitt. She moved from Missouri to a farm southwest of Pomona in 1926. She attended a one-room schoolhouse, Middleton Elementary, and graduated from Pomona High School in 1940 and was a member of Pomona High School Alumni.
Mrs. Wienheimer had worked at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto; as a nurse's aide at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa; for the Red Cross Home Nursing Program; and as a seamstress for four years at H.D. Lee Co. in Ottawa. She was a leader for the Victory Workers 4-H Club in Pomona. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Pomona Red Hat Society, Oasis Club, Eastern Star Chapter 305 and Pomona Extension Home Unit, all in Pomona. She was president of the Franklin County Republican Women's Organization and clerk of the Pomona Township Board for 15 years. Mrs. Wienheimer was appointed by former Gov. Robert Bennett to the statewide Health Coordinating Health Council and by former Gov. Mike Hayden to the State Board of Mortuary Arts. She was also on the Hill-Buron Comprehensive Health Planning Activities Committee and served as director of the Board of Northeast Kansas Health System Agency.
She was a Pomona Township Republican Precinct committeewoman for 35 years and also served on the state committee. She was president of the Franklin County H.D.U. Council. She was nominated by Sen. Phil Graham of Texas and received a presidential commission to serve on the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She was an at-large delegate for the Republican Platform Planning Committee in 1996. Mrs. Wienheimer enjoyed entertaining and provided political receptions in her historic Pomona home. She was an official greeter at the Kansas City International airport for the 1976 Republican convention. She was well-known for her support of Bob Dole and had license plates for her car that read Dole 88 and Dole 96.
She married Gerald "Pete" Lindsey on June 27, 1938, in Leavenworth. They shared 47 years of marriage. He died Jan. 2, 1986. She married Robert James Wienheimer on Oct. 27, 1989. He died a month and a day later, Nov. 28, 1989.?Mrs. Wienheimer was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Lindsey; a daughter, Patsy Darlene Cox; a baby grandson, Steven M. Cox; three brothers, Maurice, Norman and Robert Prewitt; two sisters, Pauline Collins and Ruby Nowling; and her parents.
Survivors include a son, Michael Darrell Lindsey and wife Marina, Lawrence; a son-in-law, David Cox, Overland Park; four grandchildren, Greg Cox, Jan Skillman, Wendy Smith and Melissa Colvin; 10 great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Rebecca Skillman, Audrey and Mary Ellen Cox, Ronald, William and Lindsey Smith and Lindsey, Noah and Jacob Colvin.?The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. ?The family suggests memorials to the Franklin County Diabetes Association for the Children's Summer Camp Program, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.