Shirley Esther Miete, 81, of Wiscasset, died suddenly at Maine Medical Center on April 20.
She was born in Windsor on May 31, 1934 to Edmond and Edith (Blodgett) Joslyn and spent the past 50 years living in Wiscasset.
After graduating from Erskine Academy in 1952, she worked in the office at Hazard Shoe Company in Augusta. She married Paul Miete in 1953; they were married 63 years. She also worked as a waitress, was a home demonstrator and she loved picking apples in the fall.
Shirley loved dancing, bowling, and playing games; she just loved to have fun and made every event a good time for all. She was able to enjoy many trips to Florida with her family as well as lots of other travels.
Her greatest joys were spending lots of quality time with her large family and many friends. After attending many churches throughout her life, she found great fulfillment when she dedicated her life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and spent time with great zeal meeting new people wherever she went, sharing her hope for the future and teaching the practical value of the Bible for everyday living.
She will be fondly missed.
She is predeceased by her parents; five brothers; two sisters; and one great-grandchild.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Miete Jr. of Wiscasset; daughters, Pam and husband Steve Jones of Bath, Vicky and husband David Hunter of Brunswick, and Paula and husband Jerry Scarborough of Boothbay; sons, David Miete and wife Bonnie of Wiscasset, and Barry Miete and wife Lynnette of Alna; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A service will be held 2 p.m., Sat., May 21 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6 Station Rd., Newcastle.