Jan. 3, 1918 - March 2, 2018
Winnie Bell Whigham Forseille, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 8, at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Anz officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville, TX. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, at the funeral home.
Winnie Bell was born in Coryell County, TX, January 3, 1918, to Paul Whigham and Myrtle (Williams) Whigham. She celebrated her 100th birthday with a wonderful party at The Atrium in Bellmead. She graduated from Teacher's College in San Marcos at a very young age. After moving to Waco, she received her Master's degree at Baylor University. Miss Winnie was a teacher in several schools in Coryell County until moving to Bellmead in 1953, when she became employed by La Vega ISD. She retired in the 80's and began her travels with friends on cruises and bus tours which she enjoyed immensely.
She married Frank Forseille, May of 1943, whom she met when his road crew came to Fort Hood to build runways and roads. They enjoyed 34 years of marriage until Frank passed away in 1977. Of this union they had one daughter, Francine Forseille Huseby of McLennan County, TX.
Miss Winnie enjoyed traveling, playing chicken foot with her friends every week. Red Hat Club, working every year with the HOT fair, attended the Flat, Texas Homecomings, the McLennan County Extension office club meetings each month where she served in several offices. Volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels and at the Red Cross.
Her parents; sister, Pauline Lockwood; son-in-law, John Huseby; and godson, Greg Needham, predeceased her.
She is survived by her daughter; nephew, Bill Lockwood and wife, Lynn; niece, Marsha Skipper and husband, Miles; and nephew, Russell Lockwood and wife, Carolyn.
Many thanks to the aids and nursing staff at The Atrium of Bellmead for their care and assistance.
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