Rita Frances Linscott

Obit- Rita Linscott_TRENTON – Rita Frances Linscott, 81, died May 8, 2016, in Ellsworth. She was born in Lamoine on Jan. 6, 1935, the daughter of Merle F. and Josephine A. (Luchini) Linscott.

She graduated from Ellsworth High School, Class of 1953. The following year she married Sidney Linscott. She was an excellent cook and homemaker. After raising her children, she went to work at the Ellsworth Hospital, working in the maternity ward. She also worked at Willey’s for 14 years and enjoyed selling clothes and meeting people. She and Sidney wintered in Florida in later years and when they got bored they worked at the greyhound race track. Their happy times were going out to eat, the more the merrier.

Rita was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Ellsworth and a longtime member of the Kebo Golf Club playing with the Women’s Twilight League on Wednesday’s nights.

She is survived by her husband, Sidney; daughters Susan M. Wilson and husband Lawrence of Ellsworth, Mary Ellen Cummings and husband, Gerald, of Rapid City, S.D.; son, James Linscott of Hancock; five grandchildren: Benjamin M. Wilson, Christopher M. Wilson, Jeremy J. Linscott, Gerald Cummings III, and Courtney Cummings; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Christine Linscott; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; brother Joseph A. Linscott; sister, Teresa L. Sargent; granddaughter Jamie Lea Linscott.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth with Pastor Bob Maddocks officiating. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home.

Contributions in Rita’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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