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Julia Winetrout

Julia Bell (Foster) Winetrout, 103, of Reeds Landing in Springfield, died May 16, 2020; she was tired.

Julia was born, November 11, 1916, in Toledo, OH, where she was also raised & educated.

She graduated from Ohio State University and began a career as a social worker for several agencies including The Red Cross and the juvenile court system.

Julia met her husband Kenneth Winetrout at an orphanage in Xenia, OH; she was the new social worker and he was a biology teacher. They moved from Ohio to Missouri finally to Springfield then Hampden, Massachusetts, where they raised their two children.

In the ‘60s, Julia served on Hampden’s school committee for several terms, and on the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional District School Committee.

A voracious reader, Julia enjoyed The New York Times, The New Yorker and always had a book in her lap; another favorite activity was watching the political skits on Saturday Night Live.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Kenneth, son, Mark & wife Carol, and son-in-law Bill Schenck. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Winetrout Schenck & husband Bill Monagle of Winthrop, ME; grandson, Chris Winetrout & wife Jaime of Southbridge, MA; granddaughter, Molly Schenck of Tempe, AZ; two special nieces & nephews and their families scattered across the country.

A private burial will be held at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Hampden.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Julia’s name, to: Minnechaug Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 441, Wilbraham, MA 01095 or online at

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