Lydia Hines, 85

Lydia Hines

Lydia Hines

FARMINGTON — Lydia “Tootie” Hines, 85, of Farmington, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Edgewood Manor.

She was born March 22, 1928, in Rumford, the daughter of Leroy Jordan and Bessie (Spofford) Jordan. She attended school in Rumford. Lydia worked at Bass Shoe Shop and retired in 1989.

She was a member of the Snowshoe Club of Rumford, enjoyed playing bingo, but especially loved time spent with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Shelby Nichols of Fayette; three sons, Richard Arsenault of Everett, Wash., Gary Arsenault of Exeter, N.H. and John Healy of Raymond, N.H.; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Ken Jordan of Livermore; sister, Hazel Applebee of Levittown, Pa.; half brother, Robert Jordan of Florida; and half sister, Ethel Scott of Waterford.

She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather, Bessie and Irving Churchill; father and stepmother, Leroy and Marion Jordan; two sisters, Viola Robichaud and Doris Moro; and a granddaughter.

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

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