|Birth: ||May 24, 1920|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2008|
Mildred Elizabeth (Cottle) Bates, wife of the late Charles S. Bates of Ellsworth, passed away on December 16, 2008 at Westgate Manor in Bangor, ME. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio, May 24, 1920, the daughter of W. Bartlett Cottle and Elizabeth Temple (Cushman) Cottle, moving to Ellsworth in 1926. She attended Ellsworth schools and graduated from Ellsworth High School, class of 1938. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, Ellsworth and the United Bible Class. She was a 50 year member of the Irene Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star #97, Ellsworth. She was a secretary in the Ellsworth School Department for many years and clerk-typist in several State of Maine offices and businesses in Ellsworth and Bangor. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 49 years, Charles. She was also pre-deceased by her special cousin Alice Cushman Woodbury of Belfast. She is survived by her special cousin Emily Hinds of Portland and her family and the family of Alice Woodbury: Roger Woodbury of Trenton and Jean Isteero of Baltimore, MD. She is also survived by special nieces and nephew by marriage: Patricia Riley, Constance Fox and Michael Riley, all of Ellsworth. Friends may call from 2 to 4pm Saturday December 20, 2008 at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main St. Ellsworth, where a brief funeral service will be held at 4pm. Spring graveside service will be held in late May at Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the United Baptist Church of Ellsworth.
Created by: John W. Van Dyke
Record added: Jul 18, 2010
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