Roy V. Winslow

Roy V. Winslow, 97, of Parsons died peacefully at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021, at his home 

He was born July 12, 1923, at Salem in Washington County, Indiana, to Harry F. and Olevia L. (Boling) Winslow. He attended schools there and after high school graduation enlisted in the United States Navy, serving on the LST-124 and LST-592 in World War II.

After the war he moved to Kansas and had a career of over 30 years with the railroad, both the Katy and Rock Island. He had lived in Kansas City, Missouri, Little Rock, Arkansas, Herington and Grantville before returning to Parsons in 1999.

He was a member of the IAM Machinist Union Local 293 of Parsons. He was an avid semi-professional roller skater and enjoyed participating in bowling leagues for many years. He loved fishing and feeding birds in his yard.

Roy and Glendola “Toots” Banta were married on May 9, 1956. They had been happily married 50 years when she died on Nov. 11, 2006. 

Survivors include a son, Richard Winslow, of Indianapolis, Indiana; a grandson; and a brother, Max E. Winslow of Salem, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Roy L. Winslow; two brothers, Roger Winslow and Burl Winslow; a sister, Maxine Brough; and his parents. 

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Pastor Pat McReynolds officiating and with military honors given by the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the V.F.W. Post No. 704. These may be left at or sent to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.

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