Evelyn M. Cleveland, 91

SOUTH PARIS — Evelyn M. Cleveland, 91, of Norway, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at Market Square Health Care Center, with her family at her side.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1921, in South Paris, the daughter of Harold E. and Mabel S. (Purcell) Greenlaw. She was educated in the schools of Paris, graduating from Paris High School in 1940.

After traveling to Sioux Falls, S.D., she married James F. Cleveland of Norway on March 30, 1943. Jim was serving his country in the U.S. Army at that time. Upon his return from overseas, they moved into their lifelong home. She and Jim enjoyed 57 years of marriage together, until his passing in 2000. Evelyn continued to live at her home until spring 2013, when she suffered a fall and subsequent complications.

After high school, she was actively employed in a variety of positions, including at C.B. Cummings, Nor-Par Cablevision and the Block Store. Her position as a crossing guard for the Upper Primary School in Norway was one of her favorite experiences.

Jim and Evelyn took many trips across the country with Roland and Yvonne Delamater, and Evelyn loved to talk about all their adventures. They also spent many enjoyable weekends at the family farm in Waterford. Evelyn loved her family and flower gardens. The family loved her molasses cookies and freshly baked yeast rolls. She also loved reading, line dancing and neighborhood walks.

She is survived by a son, James B. Cleveland of Bridgton; a daughter, Jean M. Delamater of Oxford; her three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was predeceased by her brother, Raymond; and her sister, Muriel Pendexter.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

At Evelyn’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Rightstart, P.O. Box 726, Norway, Maine 04268, att. “Christmas for Teens.” Evelyn often joined her daughter Jean, on shopping trips to buy presents for deserving teens in the Oxford Hills community.

Arrangements are under the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.

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