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PERHAM & STETSON – Priscilla Rose Hartsgrove, 75, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, at the home of her son and daughter in law Danny and Brenda Hartsgrove in Stetson, surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 6, 1930 at Oakfield, a daughter of Cecil and Clara (Grondin) Richards. Priscilla attended the West Boise and Norcross schools and graduated from Schenck High School in East Millinocket. She worked at several potato processing factories for many years. She loved being with her family and grandchildren, and especially enjoyed listening to the family sing-alongs. She loved traveling and camping with her sisters Dolly and Evelyn. She enjoyed attending the Carson Pentecostal Church, singing and praising the Lord. She had also been a member of the North Star Pentecostal Church in Perham.

Priscilla is survived by 6 sons, David and wife Marie of Springvale, Danny and wife Brenda, and Douglas, all of Stetson, Dean and Darrell of Perham, and Darrin of Nevada; 3 daughters, Donna and husband George Markie of Mattawamkeag, Dayle and husband Michael Espling of Caribou, and Doris Simmons of Springvale; 2 step-sons, Philip, Joe and his wife Martha Marcum of Hopkinsville, KY; 3 brothers, Don Richards of NH, Austin “Spike” Richards and John Richards, both of Mattawamkeag; 4 sisters, Doris Coon and Dale Naaykens, both of Medway, Evelyn “Tootie” Markie of Mattawamkeag; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip, and her daughter, Debra Hartsgrove; a brother Harold Richards, and a sister, Jeanette Erickson. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Wednesday at the Carson Pentecostal Church, with the Revs. John Palmer and Eldon Wilcox officiating.

Friends may call at the church from 6-8 PM Tuesday. Spring burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Perham. The family would like to thank Brenda’s son Randy, Cary Medical Center, Caribou Nursing Home and Eastern Maine Hospice for the attentive care given to Priscilla. Arrangements are by Mocker Funeral Home, Caribou, and Crosby & Neal, Newport.

I caressed your face this morning and gave you a kiss on the cheek, and then I knew the angels were here waiting to take you home. You opened your eyes to say good bye, and I knew Heaven was waiting. And tho, with us no more, you are at Jesus’ side, serenaded by angels.

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