Obit: Counsell, Mary Jane (1951 - 2019)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Counsell, Winchell, Goodman, Miller, Schuettpelz, Binder, Slusser

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/09/2020

Counsell, Mary Jane (19 Dec. 1951 – 26 Dec. 2019)

Mary Jane Counsell (nee Winchell), age 68, passed away at her home on Dec. 26, 2019, Mary was born Dec. 19, 1951 in Beaver Dam, to Martha and Cecil Winchell and was raised in Fox Lake. She was the second youngest of 8 children.

Mary lost her mother at the young age of 15. Following, Mary lived with an older sister and family for several years before seeking her independence. She lived life on her own terms and loved nature, travel, a dude ranch in Texas and her large extended family. Mary found her life partner, Charles (Charlie) Edward Counsell and they married in 1997 in Sun City, Arizona. They made their home in Neillsville.

Mary is survived by her sisters, Barbara Goodman and Darlene Miller of AZ, brother Jeff (Char) Winchell of CA, step-son Jon (Julie) Counsell of Neillsville, step-daughter Jill (Rob) Schuettpelz, 2 step-grandchildren of Madison, nieces, nephews and cousins too many to count, friends, and her dog Ollie.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband Charlie, her parents, her brothers Robert and Allen Winchell, and her sisters, Alice Binder and Teddy Slusser.

Sincere appreciation and gratitude go out to Mary's step-son Jon and local neighbors and friends, for Mary's extended care and support these past few years. Mary's physical abilities became limited and those around her became her lifeline and afforded her the ability to stay in the home that she dearly loved. Thank you all so very much for the kindness you've shown.

Per Mary's wishes, there will be no service. Condolences may be left on   RIP dear Mary.



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