Virginia “Ginny” (Whittier) Clements, 95, also of Winterport, died July, 18, 2010, at an Orono health-care facility.

She was born in Millinocket Feb. 11, 1915, the youngest daughter of Joseph and Bertie Whittier.

She graduated from Winterport High School in 1932, and married Kermit Clements, her husband of 68 years, on Feb. 2, 1935. They had three daughters, Joyce, Sharon and Bonnie.

Virginia worked by her husband’s side on their dairy farm for 58 years. She was a woman of strong faith and was a member of the Winterport Methodist Church and in later years enjoyed attending the Monroe Community Church.

She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Ginny also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and china-painting. Her greatest joys were being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her positive attitude, willingness to help others and unconditional love enriched the lives of every friend and family member. During a family crisis her strength and wisdom were amazing.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Kermit Clements; two daughters, Sharon and Joyce; a son-in-law, Walter Parker; three sisters, Lillie Campbell, Evelyn Bragdon and Eva Littlefield; and four brothers William, Wesley, Ardane and Alton Whittier.

She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Wellman, and her husband, Michael, who was like a son to her; five grandchildren, Rebecca Parker, Barbara and Dan Dolloff, Laurie Wellman and Salvador Clouse, Michael and Megan Wellman, and Joshua and Tracey Wellman; nine great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Mark and Sarah Dolloff, Isabella and Graydon Wellman Webster, and Joseph Wellman Clouse, Kacey Virginia Wellman, Connor and Chase Wellman; special nieces and nephews, Ann Bridge, Judy Whittier, Ruthie Segrist, Bob Whittier, Doris Holmes, Bill Littlefield, Edwina Morrill and Blanche Guptill.

The family extends special thanks to the staff at Orono Commons for their wonderful care, especially during the last few days.

Visiting hours were held July 21 at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, Hampden. A funeral service was held July 22 at Monroe Community Church, Monroe, with the Revs, Art and Suzie Gowie, pastors, officiating. Interment was in Pilgrim’s Home Cemetery, Monroe.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Monroe Community Church, P.O. Box 188, Brooks, ME 04921.

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