Mary Creamer, 103, of Whitefield, passed away on Dec. 28 after a brief illness. Born on March 26, 1914 in Augusta, she was the daughter of Jason and Myrtie (Wright) Edgerly. Mary grew up on a small farm in Whitefield with two brothers, where she learned that hard work is the principle of living well.
In 1933, Mary wed James Creamer and made their home in Kings Mills. Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed working outside caring for her yard and gardens. Mary always had enough energy to do what she thought needed to be done. In the past 10 years, she was caught shoveling snow and pulling pesky bamboo stalks that were invading her yard.
Mary was proud of her family, and always looked forward to visits with them as well as visits with friends when they stopped by. She enjoyed helping people out by caring for children of neighbors and other families over the years.
The Whitefield Historical Society honored Mary with the Boston Post Cane in 2010 at the age of 95, just a couple months before her next birthday.
Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, James; brothers, Loring and Jason Edgerly; and son-in-law, Charles Grady.
She is survived by daughter, Betty Grady of Whitefield; grandchildren, Darryl Grady and wife Jeanne of Whitefield, Steve Grady and wife Jennifer of Whitefield, and Valerie Pelletier and husband David of Jefferson; great-grandchildren, Kathie Zehring and husband Jeremiah, Wendy Cote and husband Warren, Kayla Guenard and husband Joshua, Jamison Grady and wife Brandi, Jordan Grady and significant other Meryl Bond, Dillon Theriault, and Dalton Theriault; great-great-granddaughter, Kaylee Zehring; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Edgerly of Woolwich and Saramae Edgerly of Whitefield; as well as many nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m., Sat., May 19 at the Bristol Mills Cemetery.
In remembrance of Mary, it was her desire that donations be made to the Kings Mills Fire Dept. Association, P.O. Box 361, Coopers Mills, ME 04341.
Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.