- Memorial Service
- 11:00am - Saturday, January 02, 2016
- St. Lukes Methodist Church
- 3471 Westheimer (Map)
Houston, Texas 77027
- (713) 622-5710
Leonora “Winkie” Hueter, 94, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in Houston.
Winkie was born October 10, 1921 on a farm in Howell, Texas, fifth child to Ernest and Elsie Winkelmann. She moved to Houston at the age of 16 and attended Lamar High School during its opening year and later attended Rice Institute. In 1941 she married her loving husband John Hueter as he was preparing to ship out to the South Pacific. During WWII she worked at the Dickson Gun Plant and Humble Oil. Later she and John enjoyed many happy years raising their three sons in a fun neighborhood.
Winkie and John had a trove of lifelong friends with whom they enjoyed many activities such as playing bridge, gardening, travel, and socializing in general. People will remember Winkie for her generosity and genuine concern for what was going on in their lives. She was a gracious, distinguished woman.
Winkie and John were among the early members of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church where they received the Distinguished Life Award, an honor of which they were very proud. Winkie was also a long time active member of the Bluebird Circle where she spent many years volunteering in their children’s clinic and Easter fundraising projects.
Leonora is preceded in death by her son Gary Lee Hueter and four siblings (Sam, Albert, Estella and Elsie) She is survived by her son Dr. John Hueter and daughter-in-law Charlotte; son Kent Hueter; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Gray, Charlotte Hueter and Johanna Hueter; nephews Sam Winkelmann and wife Ginger, Tom Winkelmann and wife Cindy and niece Marie Bradt and husband Rick.
The family would like to thank the many friends and neighbors and their children for their love and support. Now Winkie is happy to be reunited with John, Gary, her parents, brothers, sisters and a host of old friends.
A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road, on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at eleven o’clock in the morning with Dr. Linda Christians officiating. A private family inurnment will take place in the St. Luke’s Memorial Garden prior to the memorial service. All are invited to a reception in the Hines Baker Room immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions honoring Leonora’s memory may be directed to the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77027, or Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital, 6621 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030.