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Elsie Winston

November 11, 1940 — May 16, 2023

Elsie Jean Winston, 82, of Hagerstown, MD passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 16, 2023 in Commonwealth Senior Living, Hagerstown. Born November 11, 1940 in Sayre PA, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Frances (Horton) Langford.

Elsie known as Jean to family and friends, attended Athen’s area schools graduating in 1958. She then attended Robert Packer School of Nursing graduating in 1961.

Jean lived and worked in the Philadelphia area for years. While living there she went back to school earning a Business Degree. She then went to work for Pfizer and relocated with the company to Clermont, FL.
After her retirement, she volunteered visiting hospital patients with her beloved dog, Hayley. She volunteered at the local hospital’s emergency room and then moved on to volunteer at hospice.

Jean was an avid reader and she enjoyed playing the piano, golfing, and watching ice skating, basketball, and football. She was involved with social activities at Kings Ridge Clermont FL, where she made her home.

Jean is survived by four children, Elizabeth “Betsy” Winston and her husband Gene of Colorado, Mark Winston and his wife Jody of Manie, Scott Winston of Pennsylvania, and Susan Smith and her husband Jim of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Matthew Winston and his wife Samanatha of Maine and Brianna Flagg and her husband, Darrell of Manie; and two great-grandchildren, Lydia and Adelyn; a sister; Sharon Knudsen and her husband Flemming of Chambersburg, PA; a brother; Ralph Langford of Idaho; brother-in-law; Charles Rossi of New York; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents Jean is preceded in death by a sister Shirley Rossi, and her sister-in-law Doris Langford.

Arrangements are entrusted to SimpleChoice Cremation Services Inc., Chambersburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA Chapter.

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