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DEXTER, Eleanor A. Getchell, 84, died June 27, 2005, at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born February 8, 1921, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of John and Rosella (Northrop) Morton. She was a long time member of Charleston Pentecostal Church. Eleanor volunteered at the Dexter Nursing Home, and at the Dexter Christian Academy for many years.

She is survived by 2 sons and their wives, Charles and Joyce Getchell of Dexter and Walter and Joyce Getchell of Nashville, Georgia; a daughter and her husband, Ann and George Crossman of Milo; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Leo S. Getchell.

Friends may call Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main Street in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, Thursday, June 30, 2005, at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Ronald Libby and the Rev. Matthew Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Chadbourne Cemetery in Harmony. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to Soulís Harbor, P.O. Box 155, Charleston, ME 04422.

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