PAUL K. WINSLOW
Paul K. Winslow, 86, formerly of Payson, Illinois, passed on at 3:40 p.m. Monday (September 19, 2016) at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy.
Paul was born February 23, 1930 on a farm a few miles from Morning Sun, Iowa. They had to stop a train to get a doctor for his birth! He was the son of H. Lloyd Winslow and Martha (Mehaffy) Winslow-Smith. He married Joan L. Riley on November 5, 1955 at Luther Memorial Church in Quincy. She survives at Bradford Villa in Quincy.
Paul "became" a barber in the Navy aboard the USS Cavalier in 1951, when a superior officer told him to try cutting hair for two weeks. He ended up doing it for 4 Navy years. After his discharge, he went to barber school and graduated from Decatur Barber College. He started working in the A.J. Edmondson Barber Shop in Quincy. In 1963 he opened Winslow's Barber Shop, his own men's hairstyling shop at 416 South 8th Street, across from the then Stormer's Funeral Home, later the State Street Store and currently the Quincy Early Childhood Learning Center. Over the years his perfectionistic style and artistic talent led to fitting men's hairpieces, putting letters (especially "Q's" and "CB's") in flattops, painting beards school colors for enthusiastic sports fans, and even one time shaving a head bald for the musical "Annie"!
Paul was a member of Luther Memorial Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joan of Quincy; one daughter, Pamela Kay of Payson, IL; two granddaughters, Lyndsey Olson (Seth) of Rock Island, IL and Lisa Wassenhove (Amber) of Missouri; two great granddaughters, Malin Nel Olson and Keatyn Marie Olson; two great grandsons, Maverick Anthony Wassenhove and Noah James Wassenhove; two step great granddaughters, Marilynn Rae Ritter and Natalie Rose Ritter; one sister, Marjorie Briggs (James "Spike") of Colorado Springs, CO; one nephew, Mark Mathews; and five nieces, Elizabeth Briggs, Angela Harden, Courtney Weeth, Crickett Christgau and Susan Baker.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; and one nephew, Eric Mathews.
Since Paul's shop was a "hub" of people getting together to share their life's "ups, downs, unders, overs, and sideways" as well as the Quincy areas latest news and events...to honor Paul's memory, please find another person (maybe someone confined to a care home as he was) that remembers "Winslow's Barber Shop on 8th Street" and sit a bit (like you did in the shop waiting chairs), have a Pepsi and reminisce about the "good old days" events and stories you heard there. Our family knows he really liked that part of his profession best of all!
A private burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. The family would appreciate family and friends sharing memories and stories of Paul on his condolence page at www.zrsc.com
Memorial donations in Paul's memory may be given to Luther Memorial Church or the Illinois Veteran's Home Activity Fund.