Eleanor Webster

Eleanor Webster (Smith)

Thursday, April 1st, 1999 - Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Lincoln and Millinocket - Eleanor S. Webster passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Millinocket. Eleanor was born in Springfield, April 1, 1918, during the Spanish Flu. She was the eldest child of Kate (McAlpine) and George Alfred Smith. She attended the Thompson Schoolhouse in Prentiss until the family moved to Carroll, where the superintendent informed the family that she could not attend school any longer because there was no room on the sleigh. She started first grade in Webster and finished her school there before graduating from Eastern Maine Institute in Springfield in 1935. She married her husband, Maynard H. Webster September 21, 1938.

Most of her life was spent in Springfield except for a few years during the war where she and Maynard lived in Pennsylvania until she moved to Lincoln 30 years ago. She was a member of the Springfield Congregational Church and was very active in the Ladies Circle for many years. One of her greatest prides was watching all her grandchildren graduate from college as she always wanted to be a teacher. She fulfilled that dream in part, as she was a teacher aide in the Lee school system for ten years, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was also very proud of the fact that she knit over 100 caps for the soldiers in Afghanistan while living in Lincoln, where she lived her remaining years until moving in with her daughter in 2015.

Eleanor leaves behind two brothers, Ivan Smith and his wife Kathy, and Mayland Smith; her daughter, Jeannine Sanders, son, Barry M. Webster and his wife, Sharon; five grandchildren, Seth Sanders, Sean Sanders and his wife Shannon, Stephen Sanders, Jeffri-Lynn Campbell and her husband, Stephen, and Sam Webster. She also leaves ten great grandchildren, Ava and Alec Sanders, Keaton and Emerson Sanders, Aidan and Gracyn Sanders, Jordan and Gage Dyer, and Kiana and Kailyn Webster; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Maynard H. Webster in 1979, her brothers, Elmer, Earl, Lester, Alfred, Herbert, Merlin and sisters, Beatrice Severance, Dorothy Dill and Mabel Dill.

Graveside service will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Springfield Village Cemetery in Springfield. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel, Lincoln.
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    Monday, October 19th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, October 19th, 2020 1:00pm
    Springfield Village Cemetery
    Rev. Robert Landry


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Thankful J Butler

Posted at 10:59pm
A note of condolence to the Webster family, and especially to Barry. I just saw Eleanor's obituary. What a wonderful memory to see this. I grew up in Kingman, but Springfield was part of my stomping grounds as a high school girl especially when Barry was my boyfriend. Those were the days! Eleanor reminds me of my own mother who passed away in 2001. Eleanor had a wonderfully long life. Her family members are fortunate to have had her for so long. Blessings to you all during this loss.

Dale and Vicki Folnsbee

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David Broadbent

Posted at 07:11am
I am David Broadbent, and I served as Principal and Teacher at the Eula Ham School for a couple of years. Eleanor was the Administrative Assistant at the School. I used to tell the staff, that Eleanor was really the principal and I got paid. Eleanor was certainly in control. I was thankful that she reminded me of all the things I was supposed to do to keep the Superintendent happy. I remember when we wanted to decide what color to paint the teacher's room - what a nightmare. I finally said to Eleanor, "You decide and order the paint! You will make a better decision than me." She did! It was beautiful when done. My condolences to the family. As a retired United Methodist Pastor, I want you to know that I firmly believe that Eternal Life is for those who believe. Eleanor beleived it!

Rev. David Broadbent, 342 Southwind Dr., #121, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 and PO Box 143, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669

Doug Scott

Posted at 08:41pm
As a member of the infamous "North Road Gang" along with her son Barry I was always welcomed at her home. She was just another "North Road Gang" mom who always opened her home to all us road rats. I especially remember her Toll House Squares they were fantastic. She always seemed to muster a smile but then you'd expect that from a woman so beautiful inside and out. I'm sure she's celebrating her reunion with Maynard after so many years apart never to be separated again. Thanks Eleanor for a childhood filled with many wonderful memories. Perhaps we'll meet again one day, I hope so.

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