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Winifred Travis

Winifred Travis, 96 years of age, Fleetville, passed on Tuesday at home. She was the widow of her first husband, Frank J. Cutler, and the late Earl J. Travis.

Born Jan. 24, 1920, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Palmer and Mary (Gaughan) Burke. She was proud to be raised in a large Irish family with one sister and five brothers. In her career, she worked in accounting for the Greater Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., in sales at the Scranton Fabric Center and the Village Green Shoppe, Clarks Summit. Lastly, she assisted for many years in the running of her daughter's business, Cutler and Co. Antiques, Fleetville.

After living in Scranton, Winnie lived at Deer Lake in Fleetville, and then spent many fulfilling years in Ojai, Calif. There, she was an active participant in the lives of her granddaughter and great-grandchildren. Earlier this year, Winnie returned to live in Pennsylvania.

Surviving are a daughter, Mimi Cutler, Fleetville, with whom she resided; a granddaughter, Attorney Lisa Mundrake-Hatler and husband Christopher, Ventura, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Maisie Hatler; and a great-grandson, Jacob Hatler, both of Ventura, Calif.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In the words of her niece, "Aunt Winnie will continue to be a guidepost for me. She was a kind, wise and fun loving woman who had great strength and true character, enough to create a blessed life for herself and her family."

Whenever asked the secret to her long and fruitful life, her response was "just don't stop doing."

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution, kindly direct it to your favored animal rescue.

Arrangements and care are entrusted to Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, Pa.

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Winnie made such an impact on all those that knew her. All of her Florida family was so fortunate to have her and Earl visit here all those many years. Personally, I can say that the time we spent together was some of my most treasured memories. She had strong opinions but yet was still open and not judge mental which is why everyone could open up to her....and many did. Mimi and Lisa, thank you for sharing her with us....I know I am a better person for having had Aunt Winnie in my life. Love, Claire

Claire Shonter Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Mimi and Lisa, Sending condolences your way. We will so miss Aunt Winnie, while appreciating all our unique memories of her. She really was the heart of that Burke Family generation, strong and true and steady. She happily expressed her family love at any opportunity and radiated that positive personality that we all so admired. She will be so fondly remembered. Mary Ellen, Bill and family

Mary Ellen Jeffries Dec 21 2016 12:00 AM

I felt as if I knew Aunt Winnie long before I had the pleasure of meeting her. My friend, and Winnie's niece, often quoted Aunt Winnie's pearls of wisdom. "Don't ruminate" is one that has stayed with me and served me well. Meeting Winnie was to know her and to know her was to love her. Open and warm with such a great sense of humor, her love of family was her essence and her legacy. Her spirit lives on.

Judith Crenshaw Dec 19 2016 12:00 AM

Winnie will be so missed!We loved her!!

Laurie Littleton Dec 19 2016 12:00 AM

Winnie was truly one in a million. Such a great role model for all who knew her. She had the best laugh, smile and advice - along with the yummiest chocolate cake. We will remember her well and miss her often. Lots of love, Kelli, Chris, Katie & Liam

Kelli Shonter Dec 19 2016 12:00 AM

I am going to miss you Grandma.

Maisie Hatler Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM

Mimi's mom..... A woman who was strong, independent, loving, caring and ALWAYS smiling. She loved her family more than anything. She even made me feel like family. I admired her and loved her and always will. Mimi's mom....You will be MISSED by all! ~Sarah

Sarah Bevilacqua Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM