Anna (May) Small Shardlow

Jul 28, 2014

The author or this obituary, is the humble, loving mother and Mimi, herself, Anna May Small Shardlow.

“Anna (May) Small Shardlow passed away on July 21, 2014, at Tall Pines Living Center.

She was born in Livermore Falls, Maine, on July 16, 1931, the only daughter of William A. Small and Leona Bean Small McCrillis. At the age of 9 years, after the death of her father, she went to live with her grandparents, Edgar W. and Anna S. Savage in Farmington, Maine.

Anna (May) graduated from Farmington High School in 1949. She was a member of Wilson Grange no. 321 for over 50 years, and also belonged to Excelsior Pomona no. 5, Maine State Grange and National Grange for more than 65 years. She was a former member of Colonial Daughters Chapter D. A. R. and the Mosher Hill Extension Group.

She is survived by her children: sons William A. and his wife Tennie, of Yarmouth, and Wilbur A. and his wife Naomi, of West Gardiner, and three daughters Christine A. O’Roak and her husband J. Charles O’Roak, of Searsport, Rachel B. Heath and her husband David A. Heath, of Chesterville, and Mary I Hyland and her husband Randall T. Hyland, of Searsmont; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers Carl Small, of Windham; Harold Small, of Phillips, and Gerald McCrillis, Jr., of Sabattus, and one sister “Trudy” Crowley, of Wilton. She was predeceased by two brothers Wallace Small and Carroll Small.”

At her request, there were no visitation hours or services. Burial was at Treat Memorial Cemetery (Pleasant Hill Cemetery), Livermore Falls. Remembrance gifts may be given to the North Jay Grange no. 10 c/o Mavis E. Lane, 390 Keep Rd., Jay, Maine 04239-4057. Her family invites you to attend a celebration of her life at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Rd., ( Routes. 2 and 27), on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m., with a potluck meal of comfort.

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