Edwina (Winnie) M. Stiles, age 83, of Hockessin, DE passed away on Saturday June 16th, 2018.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, Edwina was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Toth) and Edward Rosenbohm.
Winnie was a very talented artist and worked in many mediums, but watercolor and oils were her favorite. She entered her work in contests in the Delmarva area and won several awards for her beautiful paintings. She studied under various artists in Maine and also took numerous classes at the Art League of Ocean City MD.
She was a generous woman who gave most of her paintings away to family and friends. Winnie worked for 10 years as an assistant to the Pastor of the Martin Luther foundation where she was popular among the residents for her friendly smile and acts of kindness. In later years, she was employed as a children’s art teacher at the Sanford School in Hockessin, DE.
Winnie loved to travel and frequented Florida, California and Bermuda. She had a love for life and passion for Hungarian and German foods, and she passed her family recipes down to her children. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, jewelry and occasionally playing the slot machines with her family. Winnie was a kind soul, generous to a fault, and always was there to help her family. Winnie had a keen sense of humor and entertained her family with her 'one-liners'. We always thought she missed her calling as a comic.
Winnie loved animals throughout her life. She adored her cats, dogs and even rabbits. She was always willing to give a needy pet a home.
Winnie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Some of her favorite activities were spending time with her family, eating Maryland hard-shell crabs and watching the Eagles games. Winnie always had a kind word to say and had a gift of making people feel good about themselves. She will be dearly missed by her entire family and many friends.
She is survived by her 3 children; daughters, Denise Matthews (Robert) of Newark, DE; Bonnie Shiffner (Robert) of Ocean City, MD and her son, Glenn Cauthren (Terri) of Palm City, FL; her 7 grandchildren, Kimberly Huerta-Matthews, Elizabeth Goins, Robert and Luke Shiffner, Felicia and Tonya D’Ascanio, and Jessie Cauthren; and her 12 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Friday June 29th from 2 P.M to 3 P.M with services beginning at 3 P.M at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Delaware College of Art and Design in her memory. Online condolences may be made at mealeyfuneralhomes.com