Ellen Arlene Windows of Caton, New York, born on December 2, 1935 in Rathbone, NY, was called home to her Lord and Savior, after an extended illness on June 30, 2023. A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, she was known for her generous spirit, creative flair, dedicated service, and loving heart. Ellen's steadfast faith as a devout Evangelical Christian was the foundation of her life, as she lived out the words of Matthew 5:16, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."\n\nEllen, an accomplished seamstress and passionate teacher, retired from Dana Lyon Elementary School as a first-grade teacher. Her creative talents extended beyond her career into her hobbies that included genealogy, needlework, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and various crafts. She generously shared her many talents with others, always seeking to encourage and benefit the well being of her family and friends. She was actively involved in a variety of ministries at Caton Bible Chapel, that included teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Junior Church. She was actively involved in all areas of Women's Ministry. She also loved history and was a lifelong learner who supported the educational endeavors of her daughters and grandchildren. She was a member of the Antique Auto Club of America and a charter member of the Chemung Valley Region Antique Car Club. \n\nEllen is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas Windows, her daughters Judi (Brian) Gridley and Joni (Bryon) Kehoe, her beloved grandchildren Matthew Gridley ,Travis Gridley, Andrea (Zach) Pruden, Danielle Kehoe, and great grand daughter Olive Ellen Pruden. She is also survived by her sister Rena Passero and special cousin Betsy Stegbauer as well as several brothers and sisters in laws including Ron and Donna Windows, Jean Hoak, Mazie Windows and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wendell and Marcia Chapelle. A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 10:00am at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 East 1st Street, Corning, New York, 14830. The funeral service will follow at the same location at 11:30am. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Caton, NY.\n\nAs we remember Ellen, we celebrate a life well lived for the Kingdom of God with dedication, generosity, and abundant love. Please share your memories of Ellen and upload photos to the memorial page, allowing us all to remember the Godly woman and wonderful mother she was.