EASTPORT – Ruth Evelyn (Kilby) Clark, 65, died Sept. 7, 2007, at home after a long illness. Ruth was born May 7, 1942, in Pembroke, daughter of the late Clinton and Ella (Rodgers) Kilby. She worked for several years at Merrill Trust Bank and as secretary at Eastport Elementary School. Until her illness, she helped run the family business, Clark’s Plumbing and Heating. Ruth served her community in many capacities over the years. She was a member of the Friends of the Library and Eastport Memorial Nursing Home Auxiliary. She also served for many years as treasurer for the Peavey Memorial Library, was a member of Blakey Memorial United Methodist Church and served as the church secretary. Ruth is survived by her husband of 44 years, Kenneth; three children, Richard and his wife, Tammy, of Eastport, Kevin and his wife, Susan, of Glenburn and Joyce Pottle and her husband, Tom, of Perry; six grandchildren, Sara Ricker and husband, Pete, Helen, Adam, Dorothy, Thomas and Brooke; a special great-grandson, Pete; her brothers, Philip and family of Allentown, N.H., Lowell and family of Hopewell, Va., Ronald and family of Edmunds and Charles and family of Pembroke; her sister, Beverly and family of Dennysville; and her uncle, Donald of Pembroke. Ruth is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Mays Funeral Home-Flagg Chapel, 72 High St., Eastport. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Blakey Memorial United Methodist Church, 74 High St., Eastport. Burial will be after at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Friends of Dialysis, care of Sunrise County Dialysis Center, 19 Vanasse Road, Eastport, ME 04631. Friends may pay tribute at www.maysfuneralhome.com
RUTH E. CLARK
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:18 p.m.