Pauline Lucille “Rusty” Winger, age 83, of Sparta, Tennessee, was taken home to Heaven on Thursday, August 27, 2015 with her daughters holding her hands. She dedicated her life to family, friends, and God’s service.
She touched many families through her ministry as pastor’s wife for First Christian Church in Sparta, Tennessee for many years, as well as each church Brother Bob was lead to pastor. God blessed her with amazing creativity which she used for His service to the delight of everyone who met her. Her love for singing and her beautiful voice could be heard at home and in each church she worshipped in, as well as her daughter’s cars and possibly Kroger. J Her life ministry for several years included caring for children in her home. They were more than daycare kids to her, they and their families were her family.
Since 2007, she created by hand, from scratch, a monthly newsletter with a focus on God and just to share a smile and encouragement. She created and mailed the handmade newsletters, from a handful in the beginning to over 100 each month in the later years. She kept this tradition even after her hands made it difficult, and until God took her home.
All who knew her were impacted by her positive attitude, her love of life and her passion for the little things like her orchids, being outdoors and watching airplanes. Always laughing, never meeting a stranger, her contagious personality drew people in and through her happy spirit, God was shared and friendships were made.
Rusty Winger was born January 14, 1932 to Joe and Margaret Morris Humiston. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Terry Humiston and sister, Harriet Humiston Rentz.
Survivors include daughters, Louise Winger Webb (husband, Richard Webb) and Laura Winger, son, Curtis Winger (wife, Cheri Winger); step-sons, Warren Winger and Allan Winger (wife, Young Winger); grandchildren, Jared Caperton, Elizabeth Springfield (husband, Kurt Springfield), Ruth Caroselli (husband, John Caroselli), A.J. Winger and Eric Green; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Sprague, Caroline Springfield and Robert Rees Springfield; brother, Jack Humiston and sister, Joan Humiston Sellers.
A Celebration of Rusty’s Life will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 2:00pm at First Christian Church at 109 Gaines Street, in Sparta, TN. Family and Pastor Alec Cort will officiate. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior and one hour following her service at the church.
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