Nora Winfree

Nora Marie (Secrest) Winfree, 81, Mount Union, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at home surrounded by her family.

Born Aug. 25, 1938, in Mount Union, she was a daughter of the late Jackson L. and Bessie “Flo” (Arnold) Secrest. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Luther F. Winfree Sr.

She is survived by her children, Carmella and Chip Lovett, Huntingdon; Kersey Winfree and Donna Ragozzino, Oklahoma City; Luther F. Winfree Jr., Lewistown; and Kelli and Michael Troiani, Media; Steve Moist, Mount Union; nine grandchildren, Walter Winfree, William Winfree, Addison Lovett, Adrian “Yogi” Lovett, Mia Winfree, Gabriella Troiani, Issac Winfree, Conner Winfree and Noah Ragozzino; and one great-grandchild, Ella Lovett.

Surviving siblings are Richard “Dickie” Secrest, Rexall Secrest and Bonnie Wiley. Although Mrs. Winfree, had many friends, she is survived by special friends who were always there to help, Jana Winfree; Luann Mansberger; Sylvia Morris; caregivers, Tammy McClure and Lori Williams. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Gary Arnold, Charles “Buckwheat” Secrest and Rodney Secrest, and sisters, Rosa Yocum and Jackie Moist. 

Mrs. Winfree was a 1956 graduate of Captain Jack High School, a 1970 graduate of Lewistown Vocational Technical School, practical nursing, and a 1991 graduate from South Hills Business School.

She used her nursing and business skills throughout her professional life, working at various hospitals as a nurse aide, worked with the GPS Group Home of Huntingdon for Raystown Developmental Services, served as a delegate for Juniata Tri-County mental health and served as the executive director for the American Red Cross Mount Union Chapter. She enjoyed serving and helping the citizens of her community. She was involved with New Choices, Human Service Council and Raystown Democratic Club.

Mrs. Winfree also enjoyed spending time with family, reading and watching all sports. She was also fond of her beloved dog, Selena.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™," with the Rev. Sylvia Morris officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Monday until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 9492 William Penn Hwy., Suite 1, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

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