Marilyn Kaye Winegarner

JUNCTION CITY — Marilyn Kaye Winegarner, 76, of Junction City, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Odin Health Care Center.

Marilyn was born April 8, 1945, in Salem, Illinois, the daughter of Harry Henderson Young and Nola Elizabeth (Daniels) Young. She married Edward Winegarner on August 13, 1960, and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2020, after 59 years of marriage.

Marilyn is survived by four children: Eddie Winegarner and significant other Lisa of Centralia, Jeanna Winegarner and fiance Gary of Texico, David Winegarner and wife Twilla of Junction City, and Troy Winegarner and wife Kelley of Centralia; 17 grandchildren: Amanda, Anthony, Jason, Johnathon, Savannah, Kelly, Jr., April, William, Brandon, Erica,  Justin, Cassie, Kaylee, Dylan, Brett, Mariah and Lexi; 33 great-grandchildren; sisters: Delores Clark of Salem and Carmeletta Woltring of Oregon; son-in-law: Jim Griffin of Centralia; daughter-in-law: Terri Winegarner; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Harry and Nola Young, a son: Gary Winegarner; a daughter: Darla Griffin; nine brothers and sister; and a niece: Betty Doudera Kaufman.

Marilyn worked at Sheridans Cafe in Centralia for many years. She was also a CNA, helping many people over the years. She enjoyed “Ralph the Lizard”, hummingbirds, and roses. She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.

Per Marilyn’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded, and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the Orphan Smokehouse at 1829 South Pine Street Centralia, Illinois and the family has requested family and friends to please bring a dish.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, Six Lemons and/or the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Winegarner family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page.