Mary Winders_obit

Mary Evelyn Winders

May 4, 1940 - June 4, 2021

Mary Evelyn (Tinsley) Winders passed away June 4, 2021 in McKinney, Texas at the age of 81. She was born May 4, 1940 to Harold Hester and Hilda Mae (Buchanan) Tinsley in McKinney, Texas. Mary grew up in McKinney and graduated from McKinney Boyd High School in 1958.  She married Robert Warren Winders on June 2, 1956 in McKinney. Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church of McKinney where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and the Canafax Sunday School class. Mary enjoyed participating in the annual women’s luncheon at the church. She established lifelong friendships with the McKinney Supper Club and especially enjoyed their annual trips to Ruidoso, New Mexico. Mary’s other interests included involvement with the PTA and volunteering at a local nursing home. She enjoyed traveling, her trips to the casino and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Jan Winders Nestor and husband, Rodger of Houston, Texas; daughter, Ann Winders Matthews of McKinney, Texas; son, Jim Winders and wife, Lori of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Chad Matthews and wife, Kat, Katherine Matthews Fahlgren and husband, Paul, Kim Nestor Swift, Chris Nestor, Brad Winders and wife, Liz, Peter Maggio and wife, Amanda, Elisa Maggio and Warren Appel, and Mark Maggio; great-grandchildren, Hayden Matthews, Ember Swift and Briar Swift; 3 brothers, Eddie Tinsley and wife, Sara, Larry Tinsley and Jimmy Tinsley; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Warren Winders; parents, Harold and Hilda Tinsley; brother, Harold “Bubba” Tinsley; and sister, Ruth Ann Durrett.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2021 at First United Methodist Church McKinney, 315 North Church Street in McKinney, where attendees are asked to adhere to Covid protocol with masks and social distancing. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.


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So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing.I have wonderful memories of our time in the PTA and our travels.My heart goes out to the family,I know that she will be truly missed. Houghtln,Stephens,Reba, June 11, 2021 So sorry Mother Mary was taken from you so soon. She was like a second mother to James. In lieu of flowers, Brandy and I will be making a contribution to the American Cancer Society in her name All our love, James and Brandy James and Brandy Maxwell, June 11, 2021 What a special woman. Anne White, June 10, 2021 Many, many happy memories. Love for all the family. Karen "kk" Taylor, June 9, 2021 I’m so sorry. Mary was like my second mom in high school. I think I spent more time at Jan and Ann’s house than I did mine. I know she will be missed. Much love,
Karen Cox, June 9, 2021 I have lots of good memories of this sweet soul. You will be missed. Ellen Chapman, June 9, 2021 My memories are from a much more innocent day and time. Jan and Ann,and my sister Mary and I were very young children. And Mary Winders was the sweetest Mom ever. She always had a smile for us kids and we had the best time at her house. Weather it be playing and listening to music in the twins room(Lucy in the sky) or laying on the living room floor eating crackers and butter and watching cartoons. She was always the best. I ran into her in the store a few years back and she remembered me right away. That was just the kind of down to earth person she was. Rest in peace Mrs Winders. Prayers and love to you Jan and Ann And Jim and your family's. Nancy(cookie)Arroyo, June 9, 2021 My deepest sympathy. Vicki Risinger West, June 8, 2021 Our sincere sympathy and prayers are extended to the family. Mary and Bob were long time friends, and we have many great memories. So sorry for your loss. Lena and Early B. Milstead, June 8, 2021 I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted for all the family. Denice Burnside Green, June 7, 2021 Mary will be missed! She had a wonderful sense of humor and a beautiful singing voice. She did many presentations for the UMW on conserving our natural resources, long before that subject was popular. Susan Stringer, June 7, 2021