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Winnie Wilder

Service Date: July 23, 2022
Visitation Info: Florence Baptist Church
Interment Info: Hebron Lutheran Cemetery
Service Info: Florence Baptist Church
Service Info

Winnie Wilder was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at the age of 69.


She was born to Charles R. Johnson and Henrietta Souther Johnson on August 20, 1952 in Covington, KY.  Winnie grew up surrounded by extended family and lots of love. She graduated from Boone County High School in 1970 and from Eastern Kentucky University in 1974 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education.


She married the love of her life, Bill, on May 25, 1974. Together they had two children, Jennifer and John. Winnie and Bill embarked on many adventures together, visiting multiple states and relaxing on several cruises. Some of their favorite vacation spots were Charleston, SC, Harrodsburg, KY, and Pigeon Forge, TN.


Winnie had a deep love of music, church, children and helping others. She was a music teacher at Goodridge Elementary, and after retiring from teaching, she substitute taught for Boone County Schools. She was a teacher at Sunshine Korner Nursey School, and later worked as a secretary at Florence Baptist Church for 16 years. Winnie also devoted many years to caring for both of her parents before they passed.


She loved participating in her church choir and did so for many years. Winnie was an avid piano player and sung or hummed everywhere she went. Her mother used to sing ‘A Bushel and a Peck’ to her, and Winnie passed on her love of the song to her children. As much as she enjoyed flowers and the occasional gift, mylar balloons were her favorite. Her husband Bill could always make her laugh the hardest and she had an unwavering love for him. She was named after her grandmother, but often would tell people that her name was “Winnie, like Winnie the Pooh”.  Her favorite name though, was Grammy. She loved her grandchildren with all of her heart and they loved her back. There’s nothing she wouldn’t have done for them.


Winnie was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Henrietta. She is survived by her husband, Bill, their children, Jenny Wilder and John (Lindsey) Wilder, her brother Bob (Vicki) Johnson, cousin Barbra (Bill) Morgan and grandchildren Matthew and Owen Wilder.


Visitation will be Saturday, July 23rd from 10am-1pm at Florence Baptist Church on Mt Zion Rd. Funeral will begin at 1pm. Burial will be immediately after at Hebron Lutheran Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be sent to the following: Florence Baptist Church at P.O. 456, Florence, KY 41022 or online at [email protected] or to Bluegrass Care Navigators at 7388 Turfway Rd., Florence, KY 41042 or online at or to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter at 644 Linn St Ste 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or online at





10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Florence Baptist Church

642 Mt. Zion Road
Florence, KY 41042
1:00 pm

Florence Baptist Church

642 Mt. Zion Road
Florence, KY 41042

Hebron Lutheran Cemetery

Address: HEBRON, KY
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Winnie Wilder


Remembering Winnie

We just found Mrs. Winnie had passed by looking on line. We are so sorry to hear this and our condolences to Bill and their family. I taught John at CHS and Bill was a friend of my husband Al. We knew Mrs. Winnie from Sunshine Corner where both of our boys went to preschool many years ago. She was one of the 4 teachers they saw each day and loved. It sounds like she had a wonderful life but God called her so soon. We hope your fond memories will help support you all in this difficult time. God bless all of you.
Al & Linda Schab

Your family are in our prayers

Bill: You and your family are in our prayers. Remember that the Good Lord is watching over you.
Lou and Peg Budler

Winnie Wilder

I’m so sorry to hear of Winnie passing. But one of these days when the Lord takes us home, we will see her again. You and your family are in my prayers.
Tom Cuthbert

Prayers for Billy and family.

My you find peace with love and support from your family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Darlene Wilder Musselman

Heartfelt Condolences

Bill, my sincerest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
I still vividly remember Winnies beautiful smile and kind heart. She was such a lovely person.
May you find comfort in knowing that no one can take away the memories that will remain with you forever.
Love to you.
Deborah Musselman Hajek

Deepest sympathy…

Deepest sympathies…Rest in peace Winnie…

Sending Love and Prayers to the Wilder Family,

Ernest and Jackie Wilder