BATH — Thelma Ora Sylvester, 107, affectionately known as “Mamie,” died June 7.
She was born May 10, 1907, to George W. Staples and Bina Emily Weymouth in Lincoln. She was one of 10 children. The large family moved to Bath where she met her husband, John H. Sylvester. They had one child, Donald Sylvester, who they raised at their family home on Chestnut Street.
An avid lover of poetry, she enjoyed reciting her favorite poems from memory. She and her husband were very active members in the West Bath Grange. She participated in the gatherings of the Ladies’ Aid Society at the Winter Street Church. The rest of her time she dedicated to her loving family.
Anyone who ever met her will remember her kindness and love. She viewed the world in a positive light.
She enjoyed her final years at the Thomas G. Plant Memorial Home.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Sylvester, of West Bath; two granddaughters, Jocelyn, and husband, Eric Johnson, of Phippsburg, and Nicolet, and husband, Fred Denson, of Bath; four great-grandchildren, Casey Johnson, of Phippsburg, Samuel Denson, and wife, Mary Denson, of Lisbon, Elias Denson, of Bath, Jerod Denson, of West Bath; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jack and Broderick Denson, of Lisbon.
A grave side memorial service was held June 13 at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath.