In Memory

Irene DeWinton - Class Of 1924

  F. Irene DeWinton, 86, Rt. 1, Delphi, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, March 5, 1993, in Home Hospital, Lafayette.
  She was born in Phoenix, Ariz, Nov. 16, 1906, to Harold F. and Blanche Heiny DeWinton.
  She was a 1924 graduate of Delphi High School, and a 1927 graduate of Lafayette Home Hospital School of Nursing.  She worked from 1927 to 1937 as a registered nurse at Home Hospital, Lafayette, and did private duty nursing.  She later worked at Clinton County Hospital, Frankfort, for 17 years.
  Miss DeWinton worked as a registered nurse in Arizona for three years, returning to Indiana to Tipton Memorial Hospital, where she was a nursing supervisor.  For six years after that, she was director of nursing and retired in 1974.
  An elder of First Presbyterian Church, Delphi, Miss DeWinton was a former member of Tipton Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder and deacon.
  Other memberships included District Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Business and Professional Women's Club at Tipton, Deer Creek Extension Homemakers Club, Carroll County Historical Society, where she was a former board member, and the Wabash and Erie Canal Association.
  In the Carroll County Farm Bureau, she was former social director and as a member of the American Red Cross, she served as a volunteer with the Bloodmobile in Delphi for several years.
  Miss DeWinton was raised in the Delphi home of her aunt and uncle, the late Catherine and Frank Peterson.  She returned to Delphi in 1974.
  She had traveled extensively through Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and the United States.
  Surviving are a half sister, Jeanie Holley of Yuma, Ariz., and the two cousins with whom she was raised, Joseph Peterson and John Peterson, both of Rt. 1, Delphi.  A half-brother and a half-sister preceded her in death.
  Services were held Monday in Horn Funeral Home with the Rev. Ellis Gasser and the Rev. James Rankin officiating.  Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Rt. 1, Delphi.
  Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Delphi, or a favorite charity.
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 10, 1993