Thursday, May 24, 2012


VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Benjamin "Bennie" Winchester, 76, of Van Buren, Mo., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Westwood Hills Care Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Mr. Winchester was born May 4, 1936 in Alton, Mo. He had lived in Van Buren since 1968 and was formerly of Bardley, Mo.

He enjoyed visiting friends, cutting wood and riding his tractor.

Survivors include two brothers, Burt Winchester of Fremont, Mo., and Jack Winchester of Eastwood, Mo.; five sisters, Christine Winchester of Blue Springs, Mo., Catherine Johnson of Bloomfield, Mo., Betty Hansen of Chowchilla, Calif., Ruth Harris and Helen Winchester, both of Van Buren; and a host of nephews, nieces and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will begin at noon Saturday followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. in McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren. Burial will be in the Eastwood Cemetery.