Elsie Holmes Warrington Summered in Edgartown

Elsie Holmes Warrington, 87, died quietly at her home in Cincinnati on May 2 surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, devoted to her family and friends, her community and her eclectic interests in travel, art, music and literature. She was an avid supporter of numerous charitable causes including the Taft Museum, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Art Museum and many others.

She was an Edgartown summer resident since 1947, the last dozen years of which she resided on South Summer street. She was an avid tennis player and had many Vineyard friends. She was a member of the Edgartown Yacht Club and the Chappaquiddick Beach Club.

She traveled the world, spoke French and German, was an expert on Chinese export porcelain, painted hundreds of oil paintings, took special interest in each person she met along the road and brought great happiness, kindness and humor to all who knew her.

Born in Cincinnati on Oct. 6, 1915, she was the daughter of the late George Howard Warrington and Elsie Holmes Warrington. She is survived by a sister, Virginia Warrington Morosani of Litchfield, Conn.; her four children, Leslie Warrington Hardy and Daniel Allen Bailey of Cincinnati, Samuel Bailey Jr. of Farmington, Conn., and John Warrington Bailey of Seattle, Wash. She also leaves 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, John W. Warrington, and her sister, Rachel Warrington Pease.

A memorial service was held at the Indian Hill Episcopal-Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6. Memorial donations may be made to the Taft Museum, 316 Pike street, Cincinnati or to the Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine street, Cincinnati.