Idelle Cordelia (Richards) Oliver Luce (97)
Idelle was born Feb 28, 1924, in Benton and entered the gates of heaven on Aug. 2, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Hester and (David) Ivan Richards. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. Sundays were for church, family dinner, and cards.
She enjoyed being a volunteer and worked on the Benton Falls suppers. She was a member of the East Benton Christian Church, the Bright Star Christmas Club, and the VFW Auxiliary. She loved all the people in her church and was loved in return. She loved her chocolate, and everyone loved keeping her candy drawer full. Her smile was contagious and would brighten anyone’s day.
Idelle was predeceased by a sister Faylene Otis, brothers, David and Kenneth Richards. She is survived by two daughters; Sharon and Valarie Oliver, five grandchildren; Angel (Donald) Sherburne, Michelle A Oliver, Michelle L Oliver, Ethan Oliver, and Sarah Bradstreet; nine great-grandchildren Alicia, Allison, Daisy, Megan, Autumn, Jade, Daisy, Grace, Hayley, Karsyn and Zachary; four great-great-grandchildren Echo, Conan, Harper, and Roman. One brother Norman (Jeanine) Richards, and one sister-in-law Gloria Hargreaves. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She will be missed immensely.
The family would like to thank Maine General Hospital staff on 2 West for her care. A celebration of life will be held on August 8, 2021, at the East Benton Christian Church, Benton, Maine at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Benton Christian Church in her memory.
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