Mrs. Oella Winland, age 79 years, 3 months and 14 days, died at her home in Reader, Thursday morning, February 4, 1943. She had been an invalid for nine years owing to a paralytic stroke from which never fully recovered. But her sudden death came as a shock to her many relatives and friends.
She was the daughter of John W. and Millie Ann Workman Gadd, and was born in Woodsfield, Ohio, on October 22, 1863. She came to Wetzel county with her parents at the age of 10 years and spent the rest of her life in this community. She was a devout member of the United Brethren Church.
Her husband, William Henry Winland preceded her death several years ago. She was the mother of nine children. Six of them preceded her in death. She was a gold star mother, having lost two sons in the first world war.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bertie Leek, of New Martinsville; Mrs. Martha J. Smith, of Reader; one son Charles Hudson Winland, of Lansing Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Lily Morgan, of Porters Falls; eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. C. Nichols, pastor of the United Brethren Church and interment was made in Milburn Cemetery under the direction of the Palmer Funeral Home, of Pine Grove.
(Source: Wetzel Co., WV Obituaries Volume IV, page 77)
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