Edis Jean (Sheik) Winchell, age 91, died at home in Axtell, Kansas on January 16, 2015. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 21, at the United Methodist Church in Axtell. Rev Shirley Edgerton officiated.
Lila Alfers was organist and the congregation sang “How Great Thou Art” and “How Great is Thy Faithfulness”. A recording of “Remember Me” by Annette Winchell Farrior was played. Visitation was Tuesday, 10:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Axtell-Landreth Funeral Home, Axtell. Pallbearers were Dale Shirley, Chet Koester, John Duncanson, Jeremy Brandt, Kyle Winchell and Allen Pokorny. Burial was in theRose Hill Cemetery in Axtell.
Edis was born on August 15, 1923 in Crab Orchard, Nebraska o James Douglas Sheik and Edna Fay (Waidely) Sheik. Her father operated a hardware store in Crab Orchard and was also a mortician. In 1930 he moved his