Age 100, of Beaver Dams, passed away on her birthday on December 29, 2009, surrounded by her loving family.
Friends and relatives are invited to call 4-6pm on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, January 1, 2010 at Beaver Dams United Methodist Church.
Winifred was born in Beaver Dams, to parents George S. and Ethel V. (Smith) Coon on December 29, 1909. She is survived by her daughter, Andra (Glenn) Boyce, of Watkins Glen; brother, C. Edward (Florence) Coon of Beaver Dams; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brian and wife Trish Ervay, and their children Sean and Shannon Ervay of Watkins Glen; and Corey and wife Megan, and their daughter Chloe, of Lebanon, PA; step-grandchildren, Jeffrey and wife Michele Ervay of Horseheads, and Ronald Ervay of Elmira; also several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Elder began teaching in one room school houses throughout the Beaver Dams and Corning areas. She retired from the Corning-Painted Post School District in 1970. Wini was a member of the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church for over 75 years and served her church in numerous capacities.
Those wishing to consider a donation in her memory may consider Southern Tier Hospice, the Watkins Glen Fire Department, Schuyler County Ambulance, or a charity of one’s choice. You may view her memorial or “Light A Candle” in her memory online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.