Leola M. Roberts

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Leola M. Roberts
1913 - 2017
WINSLOW - Leola M. Roberts, 104, a lifetime resident of Winslow, passed away on Monday Nov. 27, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Oakland. She was born in Winslow on Halloween Oct. 31, 1913, the daughter of Flora (Ellis) and William McCaslin. She attended Winslow schools and graduated from Winslow High School, Class of 1932.
Leola first worked at The Green Lantern Inn on the Augusta Road as a short order cook. She then graduated from the Thayer School for Nurse's Aide in 1942 and during WWII volunteered many hours with the American Red Cross. She then worked for Diamond International in Oakland for 14 years and retired in 1962.
Leola married Ralph W. Roberts on August 27, 1937, and together they had a daughter, Charlene. She was active member of the First Baptist Church in Waterville, serving as a Life Deacon, past president for the Ida M. Whittemore Philathea Class and Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Winslow Sunshine Club for the Blind.
Through the years Leola had many interests with genealogy being especially important; she self-published two books entitled, "McCaslins of Maine" and "The Ellis Family from Massachusetts into Maine". She also wrote poetry and short stories and self-published five of these, most noteworthy being "Echoes of the Past" which can be found in the Winslow and Waterville public libraries. Other interests were oil painting, an extensive doll collection and making doll clothes for them, arts and crafts, as well as crocheting afghans.
She is survived by her daughter Charlene Ellis of Oakland; her grandchildren, Michael Ellis and his wife Jodi of Oakland, Lisa Moulton and her husband John of Winslow; eight great-grandchildren, Tasha, Sara, Christopher, Ryan, Jessie, Michael, Matthew, Andrew and Lindsay; five great-great-grandchildren, Camdyn, Colin, Blaine, Colby and Reese; and several nieces and nephews. Leola was predeceased by her beloved son-in-law Blaine Ellis in 2015.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to: Bruce McCaslin, Barbara Lambert, Jeff McCaslin and Paulette Chapman for their love and support of Leola.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday Dec. 2, 2017, at 1:00 p,m, at the First Baptist Church, 1 Park St., Waterville. Burial will follow in McClintock Cemetery, Nowell Road, Winslow. Please visit www.redingtonfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Leola's family.

In lieu of flowers,
please consider making
donations in Leola's memory to:
First Baptist Church
1 Park St.
Waterville, ME 04901

Published in Central Maine on Nov. 30, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Redington Funeral Home
5 Park Street | Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 873-3611
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