Gayle Ann Elliott, (née Jindra) died at the age of 71 peacefully under hospice care in Avon Lake, Ohio on Thursday December 13, 2018 after a long illness.
Gayle is survived by her husband of 52 years, William Braden Elliott, her three children Michelle Vanthoor (Frank) of Bay Village, Ohio; Kristin Gayle Mitchell (Scott) of Avon, Ohio; and her son William/Bo Elliott of Avon, Ohio; Her four grandchildren Zackary, Alyssa, Cole and McKenzie. Her sister Patricia Adams (Jim) of Fairview Park. Her brother Bill Jindra (Robin) of Oberlin; Her sister-in-law Gaye Magaletta (Tony) of Congers, New York; Her brother-in-law Jim Elliott of Bay Village, Ohio; and her sister-in-law Lynn Witkowski (Jerry) of Westlake, Ohio along with several nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents George and Mary Jindra of Avon, Ohio; Her mother and father-in-law William and Charlotte Elliott of Westlake, Ohio; and her brother-in-law Homer Cage of Avon Lake, Ohio.
Gayle was born on July 25, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to her parents George and Mary Jindra. She was raised in Avon, Ohio where she attended and graduated from Avon High School in 1965. She attended Lorain Community College in Elyria, Ohio where she studied Secretarial Services. On April 28, 1966, she married her high school sweetheart and they honeymooned in Hawaii while he was on leave from the Marine Corps and they eventually made their home in Avon, Ohio where they raised their three children. She was godmother to her niece Kathleen Marie Adams Rockas. Gayle was primarily a homemaker and a mother when not working part-time for some years at Ever Ready in Westlake or Sunrise Assisted Living in Rocky River. Eventually Gayle and Bill moved to Vermilion Township where they enjoyed their retirement years until finally moving to Avon Lake, Ohio in December of last year.
Gayle enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren coloring Easter eggs or just having her grandchildren around her. She enjoyed summers having family over for swimming in their pool, cookouts, family vacations at Catawba and Linwood Beach, Vermilion, taking trips to the Lake Erie Islands, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida and spending time at the beach. She was an excellent cook and had an eye for decorating. She loved to go antiquing and shopping for treasures to fill her home. She loved reading, trying new recipes and listening to music. Oldies and Celine Dion were some of her favorites. For a time in her younger years she was on a bowling league. She had many pets over her lifetime and enjoyed watching the birds and humming birds visit her backyard. She had a green thumb and loved to adorn her yard with container gardens and plants each year. Impatiens were one of her favorite flowers.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
When someone you love becomes a memory. The memory becomes your treasure.
Your heart will go on in ours as we treasure and cherish the many beautiful memories of you.
Forever and always in our hearts. We love you and will see you soon.
In lieu of public services, close family and friends will be invited by the immediate family to celebrate her life this summer around her birthday in July.
Gayle’s family would like to express their thanks and gratitude for the many expressions of love, support and sympathy during these recent days. Thank you all so very much.