EDITH PALMER STONE

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:15 p.m.

GARLAND – Edith Palmer Stone, 79, died peacefully May 5, 2007, at her West Garland residence. She was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Exeter, a daughter of Lester and Vera (Simpson) Palmer. She attended Exeter schools and was a graduate of Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1946. Edie was a member of the Poulliot-Seavey Post No. 53 American Legion, Dexter and was a member of the Exeter Historical Society. She taught school in Garland and was one of only a few women beaver trappers. Edie served many years on the board and actively participated with programs at The Little Red Schoolhouse, Dover-Foxcroft, for more than 25 years. She and her husband, Lee, were also longtime supporters of the Special Olympics programs. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother. Edith retired as Garland Town Manager, and was a past member of the Maine Municipal Association. Edie was predeceased by her husband, R. Lee Stone, Dec. 13, 2006. She is survived by two daughters, Joanne and husband, Peter Prescott, of Dexter and Jayne Stone of Garland; a granddaughter, Sarah and husband, Brian Mills, of Waterboro; two brothers, Carl and wife, Loraine Palmer, of Exeter and the Rev. John Palmer of Washburn; a sister, Evelyn (Palmer) Lawrence of Pittsfield; a brother-in-law, Paul Stone of Exeter; a niece, several nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Garland Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Brennan officiating. Friends may call 12:30 until the time of services at the church. After the funeral, a committal service for Edie will be held jointly with the military committal for her husband, Lee, 2:30 p.m. at West Garland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Garland Historical Society, care of Mr. Raymond Batchelder, 215 Avenue Road, Garland, ME 04939. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com

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