Beverly C. Willey


Beverly C. Willey, 71, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at her home surrounded by family.

Born in Damariscotta, Maine on Feb. 6, 1944, the daughter of Theron and Ruth Nile. Beverly attended Kingfield and Oakland schools and married Cecil Willey of Belgrade with whom she had five children. She later resided with a very special companion Bob Clement of Rome. Beverly loved caring for friends and family.

She is survived by her five children, Debbie and companion Rick of Oakland, Penny Alexander and husband Mike of Belgrade, Laurie Lambert and husband Tim of Norridgewock, Lisa Carson and husband Jerry of Winslow and Timothy Willey and girlfriend Tammy of Rome; nine grandchildren, Megan, Morgan, Kendal, Chris, Garrett, Nick, Nathen, Allen and Melissa; five great grandchildren; brother, Milton Nile and wife Naomi; sister, Pat Boucher and husband Ernie; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.

She was predeceased by her parents; her companion of 34 years, Bob Clement; sister, Doris Nichols; and brother Ted Thompson.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family at the Fairview Cemetery in Canaan.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing, may make donations in Beverly’s memory to American Cancer Society, New England Division, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Rd., Skowhegan, ME 04976.

Irene B. Webster


Irene B. Webster, 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, at the Hospice House in Auburn with her family by her side.

She was born in Lewiston on Nov. 27, 1925, the daughter of Edward and Katherine (Acheson) Benedix. She attended schools in both Lewiston and Dixfield. She met and married her husband John Webster on Oct. 2, and they raised their family in West Peru. Irene worked as a cake decorator making cakes for many of the people in the Rumford and Peru area. After the loss of her husband, she moved to Lisbon Falls to live with her daughter.

Irene loved spending time with her family, her children and her grandchildren. She would make yearly trips to Las Vegas with her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Knitting was a favorite pastime often making mittens for the church groups to sell at craft shows. She was also recently getting into Facetime with her friends from away. She was an active member of two widow groups in the area and truly enjoyed their companionship.

She is survived by her two daughters, Beverly and her husband, David Garneau, of Lisbon Falls and Joyce and her husband, Donald Richard, of New Sharon; two sisters, Madeline Fournier and Geraldine Cyr; two brothers, James and Richard Benedix; grandchildren, Aaron and his wife, Kimberley Garneau, Don and his wife, Kerry Richard, and Melissa LeTarte; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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WEBSTER — Irene B., 89, of Lisbon Falls, died on Wednesday, April 8, at the Androscoggin Hospice House. Committal will take place in the Spring at Greenwood Cemetery in Dixfield. Donations may be made to Maine Childrens’ Cancer Program, 100 U.S. Rte. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 in Irene’s name. A service of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252 207-353-4951.

Dura Roosevelt “Dell” Delano Jr.


Dura Roosevelt “Dell” Delano Jr., of McCook, Neb., died on Monday, April 6, at Hillcrest Nursing Home following a brief illness. He was 90.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1924, in Industry. His parents were Dura R. Delano Sr. and Mildred Chamberlain Delano of Rumford. He joined the Army in 1943 to help the U.S. efforts in World War II. Dell served in the 44th Infantry and saw action in France, Austria and Germany, earning a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for Valor.

In 1945, he married Marilu Sellens of Hoisington, Kan., and together they had five children, Alan (Pauline) of Decatur Tenn., Robert (Martha) of Kerens Texas, Keith (Kara) of McCook, Neb., Michael of Colorado Springs, and Linda (Carolyn) of Phoenix, Ariz.

He was elected to be the District 10 Commander of the American Legion in 1961. A practical man, Dell was most proud of his family and the fun times they had together, especially on the many trips, particularly the time spent outdoors. He had no regrets.

Dell is survived by his wife; his five children; and his eight grandchildren, Travis, Beth, Rachael, Marsha, Jeff, Jake, Craig and Shea. There are 20 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

DELANO — Dura Roosevelt “Dell” Jr., of McCook, Neb., died on Monday, April 6, at Hillcrest Nursing Home following a brief illness. There was a Visitation on Friday, April 10, and services were held on Saturday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. CDT at Herman-Jones Funeral Home. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations for the McCook Community Hospice be sent to Herman-Jones Funeral Home, 607 Norris Ave., McCook, NE 69001.

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