Clela Beatrice Reeves, 84, of Lincolnville Beach died May 2, 2011, at Anderson Inn in Camden. Born in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 16, 1926, she was the daughter of Homer L. and Ruth (Reardon) Reeves.

In 1948, she received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.; in 1951, she received her master’s degree from Columbia University. Her employment included State University College, Potsdam, N.Y., as associate dean of students/dean of women; Central Branch YMCA, New York, N.Y., as program director; Guaranty Trust Co., New York, N.Y., as an accounting clerk; Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, E. Hartford, Conn., as programmer/analyst; Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., as database administrator and acting director; Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., as a consultant; and Bay Computer Enterprises, which she owned and operated.

From 1961 to 1980 Clela was a business partner of Lincolnville Studios Inc., a seasonal retail shop that sold books, pottery, crafts, art and jewelry. It was located where the Whale’s Tooth Tavern is now. She was in partnership with her good friends, Ruth Warfel and Red and Peg Garner. In her earlier years, she enjoyed gardening, playing golf and tennis, classical music and reading.

She is survived by her sister, Eloise Howerton of Texas; 10 nieces and nephews, Dean Cunningham and his wife, Kathy of Indiana, Michael Cunningham and his wife, Barb of Michigan, Ted Cunningham and his wife, Sherry of Lincolnville, Kevin Cunningham and his wife, Cheryl of Indiana, Timothy Cunningham and his wife, Linda of Connecticut, Clela Cunningham of Indiana, Keith Cunningham and his wife, Jan of Louisiana, Brian Cunningham of Kansas, Joan Thomas and her husband, David of Texas, Patty Cathcart of Texas and Thomas Howerton and his wife, Linda of N.H.; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and a number of wonderful friends.

She was predeceased by her close friend, Ruth Warfel; and sister, Patricia Cunningham.

In keeping with her wishes there are no services planned. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Indiana.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330.

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Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St. in Camden.