LEWISTON — Frances E. Yeaton, 93, of the Stricklands area of Livermore Falls, died Saturday evening, July 9, at the Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston, where she had been a resident since Nov.  2006.

She was born on May 31, 1918, in Portland, the daughter of Ralph Nichols and Naomi (Smith) Timberlake. She attended school in Fayette and Jay.

On Sept. 5, 1936, she married John Yeaton in Wilton. They made their home in Stricklands in 1955, where she worked as a loving homemaker to her husband and family.

She was a former member of the Starling Grange in Fayette and was active in the Fayette PTA when her children were in school. She loved her family first and working in her yard, whether it be manicuring the lawn or tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed playing various card games, including cribbage and “63,” baking, canning the “fruits of her labor” from the garden, and time spent with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her six children, Joan Thomas and her husband, Robert Clough Sr. of Farmington, Glenda DiPompo and her husband, Robert, of Jay, Carlene Davenport and her husband, Eric, of Fayette, Jack Yeaton and his wife, Brenda, of Franklin, Mich., Wayne Yeaton of Norwich, Conn., and Krystal Plourde and her husband, Richard, of Farmingdale; 20 grandchildren, Bradford and Mark West, Alison Hansen, Mitch, Lori, Lane and Julie Thomas, Nelson and Daniel DiPompo, Karen Quirrion, Deana LeSuer, Cheryl Burhoe, Marcia Barclay, Tiger Hewett, Craig Yeaton, Dawn Geraldo, Kendra Yeaton, Kim Lott, Michael Hiscock and Jill Welch; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Edward Lambert of Auburn; a sister-in-law, Mary Anne Nichols of Vicksburg, Mich.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Yeaton, on Nov. 4, 1988; her siblings, Lincoln Foster, Waldo and Steve Nichols, Ivey Lambert and Sylvia Murphy.

Words of condolence and tribute may be sent to Frances’ family at www.wilesrc.com.

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