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Elsie L. Lindsay

Published: March 14, 2013 4:00 AM

Elsie L. Lindsay

Elsie L. Lindsay, 84, of Atwater, Formerly of Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Bel Air Care Center in Alliance. She was born December 8, 1928 in Ravenna to the late John "Jack" and Marion (Abel) Hostetler.

Elsie was a member of Atwater Congregational Church. She is survived by her son, Walter B. Lindsay Jr. of Ravenna, daughters, Barbara (Dave) Lawson of NC, Patricia (Ronald) Heppe of Atwater, Paula Heiney of Atwater, grandchildren, Michelle Withrow, Lindsay Kieffer, Philip Knipp Jr. , Erin Haws, Matthew Coury, Savannah Heiney, and great-grandchildren, Orrin, Cole, Lillian, Nolan, Logan, Braden, Ian, Ellie, Emma, Julianna, William and Ally (yet to arrive). Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Lindsay, sisters, Laverna, Florence, brothers, Wayne and Russell Hostetler.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Atwater Congregational Church, 1237 SR 183, Atwater, OH, with Pastor Rich Hall officiating. Burial will be in Atwater Cemetery following the service. Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.

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rogue Mar 14, 2013 3:19 PM

I lost my last Aunt/Uncle this week. There are no more of the Hostetler siblings that gave all of my cousins, sister Marcia and me life. My Aunt Elsie passed away Monday and was one of the kindest human beings I have ever known. She and my uncle Walt had wonderful kids and were always ready to help others in our extended family. They lived with my Mom and Dad and us when I was probably 2-3. My Aunt Elsie, over the years, would always tell the story about me running to her after watching some nature show on very, very primitive TV at about 3 years old. She would describe it as ... "David came running in all excited and tried to explain what he saw, but all he kept repeating was "then the wuck fwopped down da water" ...

"Ah, What?" ... same thing ... over and over

Turned out it was "a platypus that had jumped out of the water." Just a typical kid story ... and

It was told to my chagrin over and over as I got older and thru my teens, but watching her enjoy telling the story to anyone who would listen and the way she imitated me at that age became one of my all time favorite memories of her and of my childhood. The Lord will surely take care of my Aunt Elsie.