OBITUARY

Phyllis Elaine Whittemore

January 18, 1938August 5, 2018

Phyllis E. Whittemore, 80, of New Sharon, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home in New Sharon, Maine. She was born January 18, 1938 in Skowhegan, Maine, the daughter of Alfred Washburn and Etta (Stain) Washburn. She was educated in Skowhegan area schools. She married Kerry P. Whittemore, July 24, 1965, they shared 47 years together before his passing August 12, 2012. Phyllis spent many years as a homemaker. Over the years, she worked for a local shoe company for a short time. She also worked for Al’s Taxi as a dispatcher, and helped build the family business, Swan Road Video. She was a strong woman with a heart of gold and a strong faith in God. She attended many area churches over the years, finding herself at home in her Pentecostal church. Phyllis enjoyed shopping, cooking and loved the time she spent with her family. She also enjoyed going to the movies, and collecting Christian movies, books, and listening to her son and daughter-in-law sing. She is survived by her children, Jerry Washburn and his wife Faith of Vassalboro, Troy Whittemore of New Sharon, Julie Collins and her husband Ted of Farmington, Karen Dartt of Millbury, OH, Tammy Hamlin and her husband Dale of Farmington, Kevin Whittemore of New Sharon; her brother, Pete Washburn of Skowhegan; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Friday August 10, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. A funeral service will be held on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Church of Faith, Canaan Rd., Skowhegan, Maine, burial to follow at the Southside Cemetery in Skowhegan, Maine.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her children, Jerry Washburn and his wife Faith of Vassalboro, Troy Whittemore of New Sharon, Julie Collins and her husband Ted of Farmington, Karen Dartt of Millbury, OH, Tammy Hamlin and her husband Dale of Farmington, Kevin Whittemore of New Sharon; her brother, Pete Washburn of Skowhegan; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Phyllis Elaine Whittemore

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Donna Bradford

August 7, 2018

We want to send our condolences to you all. Phyllis was a very special lady with a heart of gold. We feel so lucky that we got to know her. She was an amazing lady, and we feel privileged to have known her. I know you all will miss her deeply. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.”

Tammie Cowette

August 7, 2018

My heart goes out to you all.. Phyllis was a very special lady who I loved very much. I remember as a teen going with my Aunt Nettie to pick her and the family up for church when she lived in East Madison and then when she moved to New Sharon. There are many fond memories going back and forth to church and out to eat after. She always treated me like part of the family. Going to miss her a lot. She is in heaven now with Aunt Nettie and all of her friends and family that have gone on before. But, most of all she is with her savior. She has finished the race and is home. See you again when I get there. Give Aunt Nettie a hug from me.

Dan Marquis

August 6, 2018

When I was a kid under the age of 10, I have fond memories of family visits. Our families have drifted apart over the years but 30 something years later I remember seeing her at church. I asked her if she remembered me and she said yes....I hugged her to her surprise and she looked at me funny like maybe I shouldnt have done that but she made sure to say goodbye to me after the service

FROM THE FAMILY