Winnie Mae Stahlmann, 81

Winnie Mae Stahlmann, 81, of Millville, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children on Sunday, Oct. 6, at her home.


Born in Wells, Vt., on Oct. 28, 1931, to the late Harry West and Lila Capen West; she was the wife of the late Robert Adams Stahlmann. Winnie Mae was raised in Wells, Vt. She later moved to Fla. to work at the Pompano Beach Club where she met her future husband. In the mid-fifties, she and her husband moved to California where they raised three children. She and her family then relocated to Highland Lakes, N.J. After retiring Winnie Mae and her husband moved to Granville, N.Y. and then to Leesburg, Fla. After the passing of her husband of 46 years, she moved to Cumberland County, N.J., twelve years ago. 


Prior to her retirement, Winnie Mae had worked for Prudential Insurance Co. in Parsippany for ten years. She enjoyed volunteering at the former South Jersey Regional Medical Center for a few years. Winnie loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting and making beautiful quilts. She also loved to garden. Winnie Maw was also an avid sports fan, particularly the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco 49ers. She enjoyed the fellowship of friends from Berean Baptist Church. Her strong, Christian faith helped her through her life.

She is survived by two sons, Robert West Stahlmann of Somerville and David Mackey Stahlmann of Trenton; a daughter Carol Leslie Whitt and her husband Joe of Lovettsville, Va.; two brothers, Billy West and Walter West of Wells, Vt.; four sisters, Betty Bernhardt of Ashby, Mass., Alice Brindisi of Ocala, Fla, Marjorie Tarasovich and Janice Jones of Wells, Vt.; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by; her parents, two sisters, Jean Carroll and Patti West and a brother, Warren West.

Funeral Services were held privately at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Twp. Written condolences can be sent to the family through the funeral home website at



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