Eleanor 'Ellie" G. Woike

Born: Wed., Dec. 6, 1933
Died: Tue., Apr. 9, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 12, 2019
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Apr. 13, 2019
Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

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Eleanor “Ellie” Woike, 85, of Harwinton passed away Tuesday April 9, 2019 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington.

Ellie was born Dec. 6, 1933 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Emil & Emma (Sonstrom) Woike. She graduated from Teacher’s College of Connecticut (now CCSU) with a bachelor’s in education and received her master’s degree from CCSU with a double major in math and chemistry, she also did additional graduate work at both Fairfield University and SCSU.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Terryville, where she served as treasurer, financial secretary and Christian education chairman.  Prior to her retirement she was a teacher at Terryville High School where she was the chairman of the math department and taught chemistry, computers and mathematics retiring in 1994. During that time she also served as Harwinton’s Town Treasurer, serving 30 years before retiring in 2013.  Ellie had been involved in civic organizations in Harwinton for more than 50years including the garden club where she served as president for six years, the historical society, serving as president three different times and the agricultural society serving as treasurer and director.

Eleanor is survived by her brother, Leonard Robert Woike of South Carolina and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10AM on Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Terryville.  Burial will be in West Cemetery, Bristol.  Relatives and friends may visit at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville Friday from 5 – 8PM.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8 Maple St., Terryville, CT 06786 or to Harwinton Public Library, 80 Bentley Dr., Harwinton, CT  06791. www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com

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joanne skoczylas
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Woike family,
Sorry for your loss. I had her as a teacher in high school.
I always liked her.
Joanne Skoczylas

Holly Barnes Dozois
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
To Miss Woike's family and friends,

Miss Woike taught me plane geometry at Terryville High School around 1967 or so. I did not like the geometry - never really liked math! - but I did like her. She was a strict but funny and very good teacher. She had a talent for teaching. So very sorry for your loss but I was happy to read that she had a great life - outside of school as well as at school. She won't be forgotten - she's a part of my high school memories.

With sincere sympathy,
Holly Barnes Dozois

Michael D. Rybak
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
Please accept our sincere sympathy on Ellie's passing. We enjoyed working with her on Harwinton projects and discussing gardening with her.
Michael and Diane Rybak