Albert Edward Winemiller, Sr., son of Jacob and Lucretia Cooper Winemiller, was born August 14, 1916 near Sheridan, MO. He was also the nephew of Albert H. Cooper. He was a graduate of Sheridan High School and Northwest Missouri State Teacher’s College in Maryville, MO. In 1937, while students in college, Albert and Virginia were married. Albert graduated in 1940 with a teaching degree in Business and Agriculture. He taught 3 years in a one room school and was Superintendent of the Grandview, McFall and Dearborn, MO Schools before entering the U.S. Navy in World War II. He served in the South Pacific as a Lieutenant Jr. Grade. After the war, Albert and Virginia moved to Kansas City, Missouri and Albert worked for the Veterans Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration where he was a Division Chief 24 of his 31 years in government.
Virginia Ina Needels, daughter of William and Minnie Wall Needels, was born October 21, 1915 at the family homestead near Parnell, Mo. She graduated from Ravenwood High School and Northwest Missouri State Teacher’s College. Virginia graduated in 1940 with a teaching degree in Home Economics, English and Social Studies. She taught in one room schools in McFall and Dearborn, MO., and in Kansas City. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Albert and Virginia loved caring for family and volunteering in Scouts and Broadway Methodist Church where they were members for 58 years. They were loving caring religious hard working patriots and examples of God's very best.