Marguerite E. Kelley, 96

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BATH — Marguerite E. Kelley, 96, died March 21 at Amenity Manor Nursing Home in Topsham.

Born in Stockholm, on June 20, 1913, a daughter of Frank R. Sr.,  and Emma (Trueworthy) Kelley.

She was educated in the local schools and graduated from Somerset Academy in Athens, and later received her master’s degree from Farmington State Teachers College.

Over the years, she taught in Harmony, West Athens, Crystal, Norridgewolk, Bingham, and finally at Waterville Junior High School until she retired after teaching for 43 years.

She was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling, and staying in elderhostels while traveling around the world.

Her other hobbies included watercolor painting, carving wooden birds, playing cards games; and writing letters to family.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Clarrisa K. Willis and Doreen K. Holbrook, and two brothers, Frank R. Kelley Jr. and Harold N. Kelley.

Surviving are two nieces, Judith H. Lemoine and her husband Richard of Bath, and Betty-Jane Simpson and her husband Edward of Wiscasset, two nephews, John Kelley and his wife Susan of Connersville, Ind., and Harold Kelley of Laconia, N.H.; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Kelley of Laconia, N.H.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to Waterville Area Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME  04901, or Lincoln County Animal Shelter, 70 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb, ME 04556.

There will be a graveside service this summer.

Arrangements are by the David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath.

Thoughts and condolences can be shared with her family at