Ruby Burkeen Elwell passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, surrounded by her children.  Ruby was born June 25, 1935, in Greenfield, Okla. She married Ed Elwell in 1955 and moved to Maine where she raised five children. Mom will always be remembered for her famous pies and homemade bread.

In addition to being a homemaker, she also worked at Waldo County General Hospital as a housekeeper. She also helped Dad at the Sears Catalog Store and later at Clark Real Estate.

Ruby is survived by her son Curtis and his companion Monique, son Eddie and his wife Sally and daughter Kathy. In addition to her children she is survived by her sister Debbie Igo and her brother J.M. Burkeen and special friends Avis, Earl and Terri. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Burt and Ola Mae Burkeen; her husband Ed; her daughter, Elizabeth; and son-in-law David.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at Faith Temple Church, 189 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast, with the Rev. Michael Horton officiating. Burial will be in Brooks.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.  Memories and condolences may be shared at