Marijean (Sue) Tiller Wininger Rhu

Marijean (Sue) Tiller Wininger Rhu died April 07, 2015, at the age of 84. She was born Dec. 6, 1930 to Carl and Marie Tiller near Gordon, Nebraska.

After graduating from Reedley College, she worked for CalTrans, settling in Oakhurst in 1970. In 1972, she became branch librarian at the Oakhurst Library, and the former meeting room (now the children’s area) has been dedicated to her. In 1992, she was named “Honored Citizen” at Oakhurst’s Mountaineer Days. After a 24-year-career in the Madera County Library system, she retired in 1997, moving to Reno.

Mrs. Rhu was a member of Friends of the Library, environmental organizations, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed road trips, especially to remote areas of the country.

She was preceded in death by her father, first husband, Jack Wininger, second husband, Phillip Rhu, her younger sister and brother, and her son, J. Christopher Wininger.

Mrs. Rhu is survived by her sons Patrick Wininger of Richmond, Virg., and P. Thomas Rhu of Reno; daughters, Janet Wininger McCreary of Sacramento, Denise Ayeni of Sacramento, and Lisa Wininger Kroll of Portage, Mich; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, May 3, in the Oakhurst Community Center. Her ashes will be interred at the Lavaca Cemetery near Gordon, Nebraska at a later date. Remembrances may be made to Oakhurst Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 1226, Oakhurst, 93644; or to FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment) at