Annie E. Van Winkle

Annie E. Van Winkle, affectionately known as “Chummy,” went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the venerable age of 90. She was born in Von Ormy, Texas to Kenneth and Mollie McMonagle on July 24, 1932. She married her high school sweetheart, Howard, on August 2, 1948. They celebrated 62 years of marriage together. Annie and Howard both worked at Kelly AFB until they retired in the late 1980’s. After retirement, they traveled to 48 of the 50 states and visited many cities. Annie called the San Antonio area home her entire life but eventually settled down in Lytle, Texas in 1992. While living in Lytle, Annie enjoyed playing golf and volunteering; at the Library, The Women’s Club thrift store, the Lytle Methodist Church and at the Hospice Thrift store in Devine. Her first love was the people in her life; extensive family, friends and the thousands of people she could strike up a random conversation with. Her second love was the Dallas Cowboys and she hoped she could watch them win another Super Bowl. Annie loved cooking for and spending time with her loved ones. She lived a life full of fun, laughter, music, family and friendships. Annie’s infectious laughter and generosity affected a tremendous number of people over her 90 years, and she will be missed by many.
Annie is preceded in death by her husband, Howard; her parents; brother, Mickey McMonagle; sister, Catherine Wenzel and grandson, Chris Becker. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Jim) Becker, son Don Van Winkle; sister, Mary Lee Fey; grandchildren, Stacy (Jon) McAnarney, Erin (Rick) Clark, David (Dana) Van Winkle, William Parke (Paige) Van Winkle; great grandchildren Ashley, Austin, John, Madison, Logan, Ryan, Audie, Jackson and Wilder, as well as many other family members.
A Graveside Service was held Friday, June 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Lytle Community Cemetery on the corner of N. Benton St and Laredo St. After the service, The Women In Faith of Lytle Methodist Church served refreshments for family and friends in the Lytle Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, where all were able to share their stories of remembrance.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to either the Lytle Methodist Church or your favorite charity.
If you wish to share a memory or express your condolences to the family, you may do so by visiting
Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Services in Lytle, Texas.