Jean  Winters
We are told that God "Loves us with an everlasting Love". This is sometimes very difficult to see or even feel in this world seemingly full of trials and tribulations, unless, of course, you knew Jean Winters. Mother, Nana, and friend to all who met her, her Life and Spirit were a direct conduit from Love's presence itself. She was often given a hard time by her children when she was unable to keep her eyes open for a photograph - even when we took a picture on "2" instead of counting all the way to "3".
But don't be fooled by this. In her life she was always positive, not because she closed her eyes to the negatives in life or it's seeming reality, but rather, she chose to see life from a higher perspective, from an awareness of Love's eternal presence. This allowed her to see beauty and love in all persons that she met and all the things that she saw. She chose "Being happy instead of being right". She will be sorely missed by all knew her and all who loved her. (One and the same?) We thank her for loving us and sharing with us a tangible experience of God's everlasting Love - a Love that surrounds and enfolds us, and whose presence can be felt at all times - IF we choose to open our eyes, and keep them open.
Left to cherish the memory of her Love are her children: Phil Winters and wife Jill Faulkner, Kathleen Winters, Colleen and husband David Laney, Michael D. Winters, MD, Elizabeth and husband Richard Kelley; grandchildren: Julia and husband Loïc Winters, Claire and husband Michael de Vries, Benjamin Laney, Christopher Laney, Caitlin and husband Grant Rainwater, Danielle Fabian, Joseph Winters, Emily and husband Miles Holladay, Nicholas DiCenso, Mikayla Kelley, Johnna Kelley, Addison Kelley; two great grandchildren with a third on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Raymond S. and Berdine (Parr) Peatrowsky, step-father: William (Bill) Kotlarz and brother: David D. Parrish, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday October 10, 2019 at St. Thomas More University Parish. Father Goins will officiate.
Please bring a copy of your favorite photo of Jean, eyes open or closed, to share with the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. Sign the online guestbook at
Published on October 5, 2019


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Sherri Parker-Evans
Oct 09, 2019
Jean, you will be missed by all that you ever met. You were my Mothers Best Friend & now you can spend hours with Mother again. Such a sweet wonderful lady.
Cathy Rainwater
Oct 09, 2019
A Full Life was purchased for the family of Jean Winters by Cathy Rainwater.  Send flowers
Cathy and Harry Goett
Oct 07, 2019
Praying for your family, she was wonderful person. Your friend
Sidney and Constance Armour
Oct 07, 2019
We are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. We will miss her sweet presence and Beautiful smiles. Our prayers remain yours...
Lee Anne Pierce Sallee
Oct 07, 2019
So sad to see this news. Mrs. Winters was my most favorite teacher in all my years in Norman Public Schools- graduated '86. She continued that friendship after I graduated & on. Seems like we would always cross paths somewhere in Norman. She will be missed!
Doris DiCenso
Oct 07, 2019
So sad to hear of Jean's passing and I know all of her children and grandchildren will miss her terribly. She was a lovely person and gave so much to the rest of her family. Rest in peace, Jean!!
Bridget Smith
Oct 06, 2019
I am so sorry for your family’s loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Maria West
Oct 06, 2019
Full Of Love Bouquet was purchased for the family of Jean Winters by Maria West.  Send flowers