Genevieve Marie Winters


Genevieve Marie Winters, 74, formerly of Cogan Station, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 26, 2016, at her home in Stockbridge, Ga., where she and her husband Richard have lived and been cared for by family for the last three years.

She was born Oct. 30, 1941, the only child of the late Kenneth and Gladys Zellers.

Genevieve’s (Jenny’s) greatest love was her family: her husband, her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandson. We were “her world.” She laughed, cried, taught, cheered, consoled, smiled and most of all, she lived and loved to the fullest extent.

She was a true animal lover and had numerous pets over the years; all of them were very special to her. However, Jenny was a horse lover to the core. For many years, she rode her horse, Jameel, on trail rides with her daughters, her friends and the “kids” at the barn. She shared her love for horses by teaching many young riders how to ride. She and her husband, Richard, gave their daughters a pony, so they could know the joy of riding a horse, too. She enjoyed watching her children ride that little black pony, Buster, in many horse shows and taking her daughters with her on beautiful trail rides.

Jenny was an avid reader, and loved books; the feel of them, the smell of them and the adventures they would take her on. She was also a country music fan, and she would always tap her toe and hum along with the tune.

She retired from Brodart Co., of Williamsport, after more than 31 years of employment.  During her years spent there, she made many friends and many became more like extended family. After her retirement, she and her husband, Richard, spent their summers camping in N.Y. at her family’s campground. Here she enjoyed visiting with camping guests, listening to the DJ, sitting at the camp fire and making s’mores. But her most enjoyment at camp was playing with, mentoring and watching her youngest granddaughter grow into a young adult.

Surviving, along with her husband, Richard, is a daughter, Shelly (James) Zvikas, of Stockbridge, Ga.; a daughter, Sherry (Ron) VanFleet, of Averill Park, N.Y.; five grandchildren,  Amanda, Andrea, Evan and Ashley Zvikas, and Kelsey VanFleet and one great-grandson, Jaxon Ridgeway.

A Celebration of Life is being planned at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Submitted by family.