Mar 27, 2006

Matthew Winkler Funeral Set; College Fund For Winkler Children Created

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Left: Mug shot of Mary Winkler in Selmer jail

(Selmer, TN) Funeral visitation will be held at the Shackleford Funeral Home in Selmer, TN today for Matthew Winkler, the charismatic young minister who was killed by his wife Mary last Tuesday night.

Mary Winkler will be arraigned Monday afternoon. She is expected to plead not guilty today when she faces the judge, according to defense attorney Steve Farese.

Matthew Winkler's funeral is scheduled for 11 AM Tuesday at the Fourth Street Church of Christ. Burial will be at Carroll County Memorial Gardens in Huntingdon.

The Winkler requested today that well-wishers contribute to a counseling and college trust fund for the Winkler children, Patricia, 8; Mary Alice, 6, and Breanna, 1. Donations can be sent to Winkler Family Fund, 229 Ward Circle, Suite A-23, Brentwood, TN 37027.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

How very sad.

Anonymous said...

Mary Winkler looks catatonic in that photo.

Anonymous said...

May God's will be done in this situation. This family is heavy on many hearts. May the angels of heaven protect the children, and Mrs. Winkler.

historymike said...

Agreed, all anonymous posters.

May God have mercy on that small town; something like this will forever change Selmer, TN.

Anonymous said...

We all need to respond to the trust fund that is being established for the Winkler's daughters. Let us give back to a family that has given so much

Anonymous said...

We should pray for the girls, how will they ever understand, we as adults don't even understand. Not only have they lost there Daddy but they probably will lose their mother. We shouldn't judge maybe Mary was protecting the girls or herself. May God give her strength.

Anonymous said...

It is not right to take someone elses life but we are not the ones to judge. My heart is full of sadness for this lady and her children. God will prevail in this situation and he will forgive! I believe that something terrible happened with-in this family for her to seek action. She may not ever tell but she will live with it for the rest of her life. Her children will always have this to carry and so will she. Don't assume anything because everyone lives behind close doors and no one knows what goes on in their home. God bless them and their family and church. May all the church members be there for Mary and the girls.

K Donohue said...

I pray. That everyone post of my comments starts witnessing and stop giving the adversary a foot hold... To: the Winkler children.God Loves You...You did nothing wrong...The world system/Devil wants you not to believe in gods love. God is with you...Be strong for God and all those you meet....To Guardians: Hug these children.love,serve them and build.....PROMOTE,NURTURE AND HEAL THEM.....

Anonymous said...

This story has captivated me like most of the nation. Living in Tennessee and being raised COC have involved me even more. I want to know WHY and even more why she could not confide in anyone. Looking forward to when this will be revealed and even more so my heart is breaking for three little girls.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see some of the funds used to enroll the girls in a private christian elementary school for at least a few years until some of the media has let them alone. My thinking is that they would be more protected in a private school by caring teachers.

Anonymous said...

I believe that we are not to judge Mary, this poor lady (human being) has to be suffering, not only for what she has done, but also because she will not be able to see her children, don't under-estimate the love of a mother. In the other hand if Matthew was a man after God's own heart, than he is in heaven, while Mary is now in hell, even though with God nothing is impossible and my hopes and prayers for Mary are that she too will go to heaven, God will forgive if we repent of our wrong doing, my heart cries inside for her and I wish her and her children the very best. Lupe. Florida.