Ruth O. Clement

PENOBSCOT — Ruth O. Clement, 91, died peacefully Dec. 3, 2010, at a Blue Hill hospital with her daughter at her side. She was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Lexington, Mass., the daughter of James and Helen (McFarland) Corbin.


Ruth was a member of the Penobscot United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Riverside Chapter No. 123, Castine Grange No. 250, and the Pomona Grange. She was very active with the 4-H club in Penobscot and with them at the Blue Hill Fair. She made many doughnuts for the Fire Department and the 4-H club.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 42 years, Linwood A. Clement of Penobscot; two daughters, Chloe Conklin of Freehold, N.J., and Donna Jones and her husband, Malcolm, of Bucksport and Dade City, Fla.; five sisters-in-law, Mary Clement of Penobscot, Pauline Clement of Orland, Marilyn Calder of Penobscot, Carolyn Smith of Livington, and Frances Freethey of Brooklin; a brother-in-law, Robert Clement of Hancock; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald O’Neill; son, Charles O’Neill; grandson, Cory Conklin; sister, Mary Barnes; two stepsisters; and four stepbrothers.

A funeral service was held Dec. 5, 2010, at the Penobscot United Methodist church with Pastor Susan Yaruta-Young officiating. Interment was in Castine Cemetery, Castine. Donations in her memory may be made to the Castine Grange No. 250, or the Order of Eastern Star, Riverside Chapter. Arrangements by Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport.

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