Janice Thornwall  Winey
Janice Winey
Janice Thornwall Winey

June 3, 1926 - March 17, 2017
Born in Nevada, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Celebrating 90 years of life, Janice T. Winey, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at HCI Kavanagh House in Des Moines from complications of a stroke. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church (UMC) where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private inurnment will be held at McDivitt Grove Cemetery in Urbandale at a later date.

Janice was born in 1926 in Nevada, Iowa, to Harry and Fannie (Pierson) Thornwall. She grew up on a farm near Maxwell, Iowa, spending wonderful days playing and working with her family, attending a one-room school house, and graduated from Maxwell High School in 1943.

During WWII, Janice attended Iowa Methodist School of Nursing as part of the US Cadet Nurse Corps, graduating in 1947. During her 20's Janice worked as a Registered Nurse at Veterans Hospital, travelled with friends and spent a summer in Europe with her sister, Merrilyn. She met and married Delmer Winey on December 4, 1955, in Des Moines. Janice and Del were charter members of Aldersgate UMC in Urbandale and she was active in many Urbandale organizations.

Janice's life was centered around her family whom she loved immensely. Her generosity to them and others was exceptional. She enjoyed flower gardening, suppers with her many social groups, and vacations with her family.
Janice worked at Urbandale High School until retiring in 1987. During retirement Janice and Del travelled extensively in the United States and Canada. They would just head in one direction and call back home every few days to let family know where they were that day.

Janice is survived by her daughter, Anne (Michael) Ulm of Urbandale, son, Paul (Nancy) Winey of Arcadia, Wisconsin, grandchildren, Leslie (Matt) Drake, Lauren and Loyal Ulm, and Zoa, Annarose, Nehemiah, and Nathanael Winey; cousins, nieces and nephews who were all special to her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Delmer on May 3, 1999, and her siblings, Patricia, Merrilyn, John, and Charles.

Janice would appreciate memorial contributions to Aldersgate UMC Endowment Fund, Urbandale Historical Society, or Lioness Club of Urbandale instead of flowers. Online condolences will be welcomed at


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Memorial Visitation
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
3600 - 75th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Service
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
3600 - 75th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 AM


Aldersgate United Methodist Church Endowment Fund
3600 - 75th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Urbandale Historical Society
4010-70th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Urbandale Lionesss Club c/o Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA US 50322
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