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ETNA Ė Thelma Onata (Parker) Small Butler, 72, died unexpectedly June 17, 2003 at a Bangor hospital. She was born February 11, 1931 at Milo a daughter of John and W. Maude (Dean) Parker. Thelma graduated from Milo High School, Class of 1949. She had been employed as a banquet waitress at the Bangor House and Pilotís Grill for many years. She also worked as a cook and baker for Dysartís in Hermon and The House of Blarney in Carmel. Thelma also had worked as a home health counselor. Thelma will be remembered as a warm, loving, and giving individual who always had an open door and extra place at the table for any visitor. She was a 58-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and belonged to the Grange, Nokomis Chapter # 42, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Carmel Union Congregational Church, having held many offices in each organization. She was predeceased by her first husband, Raymond Small; her second husband, Marshall Butler; two brothers, Bert and Alden; 3 sisters, Winona, Annie, and Merna; as well as a grandson, Paul Guerette.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Louis and May-Dawn Small of Etna, Ruth and Robert Guerette of Carmel, Mary and David Rogers, Linda and John Hall, and Karen Small, all of Etna; many grandchildren, great, and great great grandchildren; her sister Juanita Brown of Milo; two sisters-in-law, Beulah Butler of Stetson and Esther Parker of LaGrange; and a brother-in-law, James Butler of St. Albans. She will be lovingly remembered by special friends, Dr. Sarah Simpson, Wayland and Rena Smart.

Friends may call from 4- 7 P.M. Sunday, June 22nd, at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. Nokomis Chapter # 42 OES will conduct a service at the funeral home at 4 P.M. Sunday. Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Monday, June 23rd, at the Carmel Union Congregational Church with Pastor Burt Williams officiating. The American Legion Auxiliary will conduct a committal service at the Highland Cemetery, Carmel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carmel Union Congregational Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 111, Carmel, ME 04419.

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