Winifred E. McClane
July 30, 1915 – October 19, 2020
ELKHART- Winifred E. McClane, 105, of Elkhart, passed way Monday October 19, 2020 at East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Elkhart. She was born July 30, 1915 in Mishawaka to Lloyd & Jessie (Bushong) Biggs.
On September 3, 1949 she married Archie McClane. He preceded her in death on January 10, 1986. Also preceding her in death were her parents, 3 stepchildren, Donald McClane, Edward McClane, Delores Seymore and 8 siblings. Surviving is her daughter, Eleanore McClane of Elkhart; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren and 6 great great great grandchildren.
Winifred graduated from Mishawaka High School, enjoyed roller skating in her younger years and liked to sew, knit and crochet. She worked for many years as a seamstress at Boris Smoler Dress Factory in Elkhart and sewed uniforms for the US Navy.
Cremation will take place and a celebration of life gathering will be held at the V.F.W. #88 in Elkhart on October 31, 2020 from 1-4 p.m.
Burial will be private at Prairie Street Cemetery. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.
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