Winoma "Winnie" Clements

  • Born: January 19, 1932
  • Died: August 11, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Winoma "Winnie" Clements, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on January 19, 1932 in Little Rock, Arkansas to William and Ruby Schmeckenbecher. She grew up in Ironton, MO. Graduated from Nurse's training in 1954. Married in St Louis, MO in 1955. They moved to Wichita, KS in 1959. She became a private pilot in 1966. Winnie and Bob were married for 50 years and enjoyed many happy times together.

Winnie had a zest for life. She, her husband and their two daughters traveled in a small 4-6 seat airplane for many of their vacations. Together, Winnie and her husband, landed in 42 states. As a woman pilot, Winnie joined the 99's (Group for Women pilots) in 1990 and has been an active member since then.

Winnie also had a passion for helping people. She worked as a nurse for more than 30 years. She worked for the Red Cross in Wichita, Ks. Then for the VA hospital in Reno, NV and in San Antonio, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert F. Clements; son-in-law, Richard Lunt; grandson, Roy Traviss and sister, Mary Free. Winnie is survived by her daughters, Ann Clemence and Jean Traviss; son-in-law, Martin Clemence; brother-in-law, James Clements; grandchildren, Crystal Staveness (husband Jon), Robert Clemence (wife Sarah) and Rikki Lunt; great-grandchildren, Daemyn, Terran and Aiden Staveness.

Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross @ or to the women's pilot group, The 99's @

Condolence & Memory Journal

I will miss Winnie and her smiling face. She was always entertaining and a joy to be around. She and Bob can look down over all the beautiful land they soared over. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

Posted by Reni Baker - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 27, 2020


Forever Skyward Winnie! ❤

Posted by Cheryl Mora - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 26, 2020

Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. I know Winnie is flying on angel's wings now. Hugs and prayers from her sister 99.

Posted by Cheryl Mora - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 26, 2020

"Spunkie" Winnie...freely flying up in the heavens now with Bob.
Many of us gained from your enthusiasm and will carry always.

Posted by Denise Brown - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 22, 2020

We will miss Aunt Winnie and her spirit, great humor, and kindness.

Posted by Patrick Pound - Tacoma, WA   August 20, 2020


Winnie, now with her angel wings, was such a joy to have as a sister pilot in the 99s. Never saw another expression but smiling. She loved hosting the 99s meetings, never missed a banquet and served on the chapter board. So sad to lose her. I bet she's with all the other ladies we've lost over the years and doing a lot of "hangar flying"! Much love. Gloria Blank

Posted by Gloria Blank - Boerne, TX - Friend   August 20, 2020


Winoma, sounded like a wonderful amazing person. She is now with her beloved husband. My prayers and thoughts go out to Ann and her family. Love Kim

Posted by kim alston - sun city center, FL - Coworker   August 20, 2020

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