NORWAY – Velma Heikkinen Scribner (née Marston), age 86, died on Jan. 11, 2019, in the caring and loving community of the Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation. She was born July 6, 1932, to G. Eben and Mildred Coffin Marston in Norway, Maine, and was the youngest of three siblings. Velma was raised in the beautiful farmland of Maine and attended Norway High School. She worked as a shoe shop worker in Norway. She married her late husband, H. Raymond Heikkinen Sr., on Nov. 11, 1950, had four children, and parted with him at his death in 1994. She met her second husband, Erland Scribner, on a blind date, married Aug. 25, 1996. Together, they were well known for cutting a rug on Saturday nights, before enjoying church the next morning. They parted at his death in 2007. Velma spent her life enjoying

camping, various activities at the VFW, dancing, playing BINGO, knitting, and crafting plastic canvas art projects. Velma is remembered by many for her famous knitted winter socks. She loved spending time with her family, eating Italian sandwiches, playing card games, and reading novels.

She is survived by her family, including her three children, H. Raymond Heikkinen Jr., Wayne Heikkinen, and Kathy J. Harmon and her husband, Bob; her five grandchildren, many dear nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her two brothers, George Marston and Richard Marston; and son, Roger Heikkinen.

A funeral service will be held Monday, January 14, at 6 p.m., at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford. Family and Friends may attend a time of visitation prior to the service from 4-6 p.m.. A burial is planned for the spring.