1919 – 2014

NORWAY — Clara E. Whitman, 94, of Bryant Pond, died Monday, July 28, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

Clara was born at her home in Bryant Pond on Oct. 18, 1919, a daughter of Elvern and Inez (Casey) Whitman. She attended Woodstock schools and graduated from Woodstock High School.

She worked at Stowell’s Mill for many years and held a variety of positions there, before her retirement in 1982. Clara was a member of the Bryant Pond Baptist Church, where she also taught Sunday school for many years.

She adored her nieces and nephews. She loved going to the ocean, where she especially enjoyed going to Bug Light in Portland. Clara also loved animals, especially dogs. She lived in Bryant Pond her entire life and was never married.

Surviving are her nieces, Arlene Mackillop of Bryant Pond, Leatrice Collar and her husband, Louis, of Southington, Conn., Barbara Watts of Oakland, Sylvia Doughty and her husband, Stan, of Lisbon Falls and Andrea Hoyt and her husband, Don, of Bryant Pond, with whom she made her home; and nephews, Gilbert Taylor and his wife, Mary, of Norridgewock, Donald Whitman and his wife, Marcia, of Buckfield and Keith Swan of Bryant Pond.

Clara was predeceased by her brother, Donald Whitman, Sr.; her sisters, Verna Swan, Mary Abbott and Edith Whitman; and three nephews, Ken Swan, Herbert Whitman and Larry Whitman.

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