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Elaine (Truly) Winner

December 31, 1931 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 87)

Bernice Elaine Winner, 87, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Rest Assured Living Center.

Born on December 31, 1931, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late James Oliver and Thelma (Dawson) Truly.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by husband George James “Pinky” Winner; siblings, James Truly, Betty Lou Jasper, Kenneth Truly, Delores Chapman and June Bayles.

Elaine was a long-time member of the First Congregational Church of Frostburg and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed cleaning and took pride in maintaining a “spotless home’. She loved shopping and flowers.  Her hobbies included bowling, reading and traveling, especially to New York with friends and family. Her special traveling and shopping companion was her good friend, Ann “Peaches” Winner.

Surviving are children, Debbie Brailer and husband Bill, Wayne Winner, Cathy Bereths and husband Leo, Julie Hall, and Marty Winner and fiancé Shelly; grandchildren, Jody Ritchie and wife Faith, Mollie Brailer and significant other Jeremy Thomas, Josh Brailer and wife Heather, Morgan Winner, Regan Winner, Rachel Nuzzo and husband Ryan; great grandchildren, Lander and Boone Brailer, Hudson Thomas; brother, Donald Truly; sister, Patricia “Patty” Jeske; lifetime friend and sister-in-law, Ann Winner;  numerous nieces and nephews; and many close family friends.

A Gathering of Friends will be held at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2 pm with Rev. Ken Hamilton officiating.

In accordance with her wishes, Elaine will be cremated and laid to rest beside her husband, Pinky, at Frostburg Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donation, in Elaine’s name, be directed to First Congregational Church, 103 Bowery Street, Frostburg, MD 21532.

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