Mary O. Winkle, 72, of Alpharetta, Ga., a former Buffalo resident, died Friday in North Fulton Regional Hospital, Atlanta, after a brief illness.
Born Mary Ormerod in Warren, Ohio, she was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School in Warren and Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. She and her husband, Charles, moved to the Buffalo area in 1956, where they lived until moving to Georgia last year.
Mrs. Winkle taught third grade in the Amherst Central School District and also taught in Cleveland in the early 1960s.
A longtime homemaker, she was a member of Amherst Community Church in Snyder and was active in the Williamsville School District Parent-Teacher Association, the Girl Scouts, the Brownies and the Junior League of Buffalo.
Active in the community, she volunteered for many years at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo. She enjoyed crafts and was a prolific letter writer, according to family members.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 49 years are a daughter, Peri Winkle Soldati of Westfield, N.J.; a son, C. Christian of Alpharetta; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday in Warren. Burial be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warren.