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GUILFORD, Verona Sib Drew Blethen, 84, died April 28, 2004, at a Dexter health care facility. She was born November 25, 1919, in Lincoln Center, daughter of William and Lydia (Carle) Reardon. She worked for many years at Hardwood Products in Guilford. She was a past member of the Rebekahs, and of the South Sangerville Grange.

She is survived by a brother Beryl Reardon and his wife, Ethel of Guilford; 5 sisters-in-law, Vivian Reardon, Barbara Reardon, Juanita Littlefield, Marlene Farrin, and Dolly Zande; a daughter, Irene Cullicutt and her husband, Weldon of Parkman, and their children, Annette Nisenbaum, and Kevin Gourley; Bravis, Tina and Tani Cullicutt; and a son, Brent Drew of Abbot and his daughter Emily Drew. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren from her 3 predeceased children, Richard Drew, Dariel Gourley and Judiann Sinclair, namely Darla, Tracy, and Cory Drew; Scott, Stephen, Tommy, and Jason Gourley; Terrie, Kelly, Charlene, and Charles Sinclair; 36 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; 3 stepchildren, Clifford and his wife, Myrna Blethen of Mass., Gertrude and her husband, Merton Carr of Raymond, and Roger Blethen of Brewer and their children, Kent and Dale Blethen; Theresa Talbot, Cherri Ann Wentworth; Roxanne Holmbolm; and Carol Blethen; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Nancy Murphy and a special friend, Betty Henderson. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Dwight I. Drew, her second husband, Clifford “Pat” Blethen, and a grandson, Timothy Gourley.

Friends may call 6-8 PM Sunday May 2, 2004, at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St. in Guilford. A Graveside service will be held 11 AM Monday, May 3rd, at the Elmwood Cemetery in Guilford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Pine Tree Hospice, 895 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

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