WINEGARDNER, Eleanore Mar 10, 1939 – Aug 22, 2020

Eleanore “Ellie” (Willy) Winegardner went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at Community Howard Regional Health Center.
Born March 10, 1939, in Cass County, Logansport, she was the daughter of the late John and Esther (Barrett) Willy.
On April 16, 1971, Ellie was married to Jack Gordon Winegardner, who survives. Also surviving are her two sons, Mark Modricker, Chicago, Illinois, and Darin Winegardner, Twelve Mile; her three stepdaughters, Christina Ann (Mark) Gillaspy, Kokomo, Victoria Winegardner, of Royal Center, and Jackie (Forrest) Hamilton, of Walton; seven stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. Ellie is also survived by one brother, Ernie “Erik” Willy, of Logansport, several cousins and nieces and nephews with great nieces and nephews.
One daughter, Katherine Ann Modricker and three brothers, John Willy, Jr., LeRoy and Edwin Willy preceded her in death, as well as four sisters, Marilyn Shideler, Dorothy Coppack, Carolyn Fauvergue and Kathleen Downham.
Ellie had been a homemaker and was a devoted wife and mother. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Joseph Parochial School and a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School.
She worked at Logansport Memorial Hospital during her high school years as a nurse’s aide. After graduation, she was a savings and loan teller at the National Bank. She then moved and was a medical receptionist and transcriptionist for Dr. Hanley and Scarbarough in Hammond, Louisiana. She then was a medical receptionist and transcriptionist for three surgeons in Huntsville, Alabama, and at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
After returning to Logansport, Ellie was employed at Logansport Memorial Hospital as a secretary and typist in radiology. She then retired from St. Joseph Hospital in medical records as a medical transcriptionist in 1971.
Ellie had been a volunteer for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association. She was a 12-year volunteer for Cub Scout Pack 3208 and resigned as a unit commissioner. She received the District Award of Merit from the Chief Logan District.
A choir member for many years, Ellie sang on the praise team, and played special music on her own keyboard at Metea Baptist Church for six years. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church and sang in their choir for many years, worked in the Awana program with the Cubbies, played special music on her own keyboard, and sometimes piano at Wednesday evening prayer services. She helped at church when needed.
She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening in her younger years. Ellie enjoyed reading her Bible and studying the Bible and enjoyed Christian music. She loved telling people about her Lord and Savior and earned two certifications in evangelism.
Services will be at the Fisher Funeral Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, with Pastor Brandon Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in the Metea Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or the Hillcrest Baptist Church.
You may share memories and condolences on Ellie’s tribute wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.

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