WEST PARIS — Myra Crosby, 86, a resident of Ledgeview Nursing Home for nearly five years, formerly of Congress Street, Rumford, died Friday, March 1.

She was born Sept. 27, 1926, in New Bedford, Mass., a daughter of John and Dorothy (Vinal) Ashworth. She received her education in New Bedford schools, graduating in 1944 from the New Bedford Vocational High School. A longtime resident of New Bedford, she was a nursery school teacher aide for the West End Day Nursery Inc. in New Bedford for 22 years.

She was a member of the Mexico Congregational Church and of the Rebekah Lodge and enjoyed being in the company of her family.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Ashworth of New Bedford, Mass., and Alice Ashworth of Peru (Worthley Pond); and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her three brothers, Raymond Ashworth of North Dighton, Mass., Richard Ashworth of Plymouth, Mass., and the Rev. Ronald Ashworth of Mexico.

Condolences and tributes may be shared publicly with her family at www.wilesrc.com.

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