Winifred G. Neff

Winifred G. “Winnie” Neff, 92, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, Pa., passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018, at Carleton Nursing Home.

She was born on June 4, 1926, in Renovo, Pa., a daughter of Ivan and Mary (Lucas) Swoyer.

Prior to her retirement Winnie had been employed at Mansfield University in the english department. She was a member of the Red Hatters Society in Mansfield and an advisor of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority at MU. Winnie was an avid quilter and enjoyed presenting her writings at the Gmeiner Art Center in Wellsboro, Pa.

She is survived by a son, Michael Dean (Connie Judson Myal) Neff, of Troy, Pa.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann (Paul) Sotoudeh, Kyle Dwight (Kara Constantine) Neff.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a longtime companion and colleague, Wellington “Clark” Engel.

In honoring Winnie’s wishes there will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or Mansfield University Foundation, 71 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.

Burial will be with her parents in St. Joseph’s cemetery near her hometown in Renovo. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.