Ella Williams Verge, 89, of Waldoboro, wife of Woodrow J. Verge, died Feb. 5, 2011.

In addition to her loving husband of more than 71 years of Waldoboro, Ella is survived by her son, Dana R. Verge and his wife, Donalene (Dow) of Thomaston; her granddaughter, Sonia V. Bates of Cushing; four great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and her sister, Margaret Hysom of Rockland.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Roadside Cemetery on Waldoboro Road (Route 220) in Friendship. The Rev. Beverly Blaisdell, the Rev. Bob Dorr and the Rev. Richard Smeltzer will officiate. There will be a reception following the service at the Meenagha Grange Hall, 860 Main St. in Waldoboro, hosted by the United Methodist Women of the Waldoboro United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Smeltzer Family Cremation and Funeral Service in Waldoboro.