WALTHAM and SWANS ISLAND — Lenora Francis Wheaton, 89, died Sept. 18, 2015, in Bangor at the Maine Veterans Home. She was born April 27, 1926, on Swans Island, the daughter of Lester and Helen (Borland) Stanley.
Lenora was a lifelong resident of Swans Island and Waltham. In addition to the full-time job of wife and mother, she served in her community in many ways. She worked in each of the island post offices as part time postal clerk and was town clerk for well over 30 years. She loved the Lord deeply and served him faithfully as a teacher of Sunday school and vacation Bible school, and was the church organist for many years. She had been a past member of the Rebekah Lodge of Swans Island.
Lenora is survived by a son Edward Wheaton and wife Betty, of Pittston; daughter Helen Harriman and husband, Steve, of Waltham; grandson John Wheaton and wife, Deborah, of Ipswich, Mass. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Wheaton, and three brothers, Ralph, Hugh and George Stanley.
A private committal service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Swans Island. A celebration of Lenora’s life will be at a date to be announced.
Those who desire may make contributions in Lenora’s memory to Swans Island Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 7, Swans Island, ME 04685.
Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.