Carol Hames Winton

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Carol Hames Winton

March 02, 1937 - September 07, 2018

Services for Carol Lavada Hames Winton, 81, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ada First Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Wells will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Winton passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at an Oklahoma City hospital.
She was born March 2, 1937, in Oklahoma City to Leamon L. and Lillian Allsup Hames. She attended Bridge Creek grade school and Chickasha and Enid high schools.
She married Wiley E. Winton on Oct. 1, 1971, in Ada.
Mrs. Winton graduated from East Central University on May 13, 1972, with a bachelor of arts degree in special education and social studies. She received a master's degree in psychometry and learning disabilities on Aug. 1, 1974.
Mrs. Winton was an elementary school counselor for the Stratford school system and a psychometrist for the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ada and a member of the OEA and Oklahoma Counseling Association; Oklahoma Retired Educators Association; Preceptor Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; and the Mature Melody Makers.
Carol was a hardworking and resilient person. She enrolled in college after her daughters were in school and went part time for several years to earn her degrees. She loved children and really enjoyed her career in education, helping hundreds of children.
In retirement, she and her husband, Wiley, enjoyed traveling with friends in the U.S., visiting other countries, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She liked to have fun, and we will miss her laughter and smile always.
Survivors include her husband, Wiley, of the home; three daughters, Cynthia Hoyle and husband, Sheldon Katz, Urbana, Illinois, Susan Wood and husband, Bud, Nashville, Tennessee, and Julie Ozbirn and husband, Lonnie, Sulphur; a son, Tony Winton and wife, Ima Jean, of Stonewall; a brother, Jackie Hames and wife, Dorothy, Tuttle; two granddaughters, Sarah Hoyle-Katz and Audra Marie Wood; four grandsons, Aaron Hoyle-Katz, Tanner Winton, Leyton Winton and Landon Winton; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bob Hames and Lavoyne Hames.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Ada First Baptist Church Falls Creek Fund, 521 S. Broadway, Ada, OK 74820.
Published on September 10, 2018
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Jim Cox
Sep 12, 2018
I was honored to work with Carol as an Elementary Counselor at Stratford in the mid 1970s My job as coordinator for the St. Dept. was blessed by working with her as a total advocate for children. My wife Elaine Merritt worked with Carol at the Ada RESC in the 80s and shared the same blessings as I.

Blessings to the family of a special person.

Jim Cox
Sep 12, 2018
When I served the State Dept of Education as an elementary guidance coordinator in the mid 1970's I was honored to know and work with Carol as she served as a children's advocate, counselor and just an all around quality person. From 1980 forward my wife Elaine Merritt was blessed to know Carol as they both worked for the Education Service Center in Ada.

We both loved and respected Carol as a person, professional and friend. We are saddened by the news of her passing....Blessings to the family....
Donna Gillihan
Sep 11, 2018
Carol was a beautiful person inside and out. She set an example for all of us. Always had a smile on her face and made everyone she met feel that they were special. Those wonderful memories will now become treasures.