Elizabeth “Betty” Rice Shesler died Dec. 18, 2009, after a period of declining health. She was born in Hamden, Conn., on Dec. 15, 1917, the daughter of Carleton and Clara Rice.

A memorial service was held Jan. 2. A graveside committal will take place in the family plot Friday, May 14 at 1 p.m. at the Village Cemetery on Erin Street in Thomaston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856; Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841; St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 200 Main St., Thomaston, ME 04861; or Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.

Arrangements are with the Hall & Bibber Funeral Home in Thomaston. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family through hallbibber@myfairpoint.net.