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Grace E. "Mitzi" (Oertly) Winters

April 21, 1933 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 87)


Grace E. “Mitzi” Winters, age 87, of 670 Evergreen Dr., Ridgway, died Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Ridgmont Assisted Living following a brief illness.  She was born April 21, 1933, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Jefferson and Emma (Dallenbach) Oertly.  She married Paul E. Winters on October 18, 1958, he preceded her in death on March 28, 2016.  She resided in Ridgway all her life and was a member of Faith United Church of Christ.  She was a Den Mother, active in the church - the Women’s Guild, the Election Board, and Eastern Star.  She enjoyed making candy and fruit cakes, canning, and cooking.  Grace had a great sense of humor and brought lots of joy and happiness to the many lives she touched and she will be greatly missed.  She was a graduate of Ridgway High School.  She had been employed by The Elliott Co., IPM, and Sheetz.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.


She is survived by 3 children:  Brian D. (Johnna) Winters of Ridgway, Randall L. (Linda) Winters of Lancaster, PA, and Barbara J. Winters of Wellsboro, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 sisters:  Edith Mrofchinski, Virginia Pazinski, Ceil Hinxman, and Kathleen Wagner; and 5 brothers:  Walter, Theodore, Francis, Ralph, and Harold Oertly.


A Celebration of Life for Grace E. Winters will be held at a later date and time to be announced.  Burial will be at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Ambulance Service.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at

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