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Elvira N. "Elly" Windsor

Elvira N. "Elly" Windsor, 86, of Sheffield Lake, died peacefully with family by her side, Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Casey House in Rockville, Maryland. She was born April 16, 1927 in Stuttgart, Germany.

It was there that she met the love of her life, Hugh who was serving with the United States Air Force. They were married January 26, 1956. Elly was employed for many years as a waitress at the former Graystone Hotel in downtown Elyria and was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Elyria. She had returned to Germany several times with her husband and had also traveled to Scotland.

Elly is survived by a sister-in-law, Nancy E. (C.W.) Waterman of Vestal, New York; nieces, Kelli (Dan) Botzer of Manassas, Virginia and Tracy (Dr. Matthew) Katz of Gaithersburg, Maryland; six great nieces and nephews; one great great niece; and a cousin, Brigitte Giess-Lory of Germany.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh M. Windsor, February 8, 2013.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1 P.M., at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township with Reverend Wayne Brass officiating. A family memorial service will be held in Rockville, Maryland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Erie Shores Humane Society, P.O. Box 1041 Elyria, Ohio 44036.

Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit

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