Windsor Estate Establishes Voice Scholarship at Illinois Wesleyan
Dec. 11, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Through her estate, the late Maxine E. “Mickey” Windsor of Springfield
is giving college-bound music majors the opportunity for voice instruction that eluded
Windsor’s estate has created a scholarship fund for music students studying voice
at Illinois Wesleyan University. Growing up in Canton, Windsor loved to sing and wanted
to enroll at Illinois Wesleyan, but her parents did not have the means to send her.
Throughout her life, she always indicated that when she died she wished to leave a
scholarship to Illinois Wesleyan University to assist those music students planning
to study voice who needed financial help, according to family friend Larry Sweat of
Friends of Windsor said she began singing solo at the age of 12 in numerous churches
in Canton. In high school Windsor was awarded superior ratings in solo and ensemble
performances in several statewide music contests.
Windsor worked as a timekeeper for International Harvester and in accounting for Caterpillar
Tractor Co. in Peoria. After owning a flower shop in Abingdon, she moved to Springfield
and worked in accounting for the State of Illinois’ Department of Registration and
The Maxine E. “Mickey” Windsor Voice Scholarship will be awarded each year beginning
in the fall of 2015.