Susie Young Wharton

d. May 02, 2004

MILO - Susie Young Wharton, 93, died May 2, 2004, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. She was bornin Milo, the daughter of Nelson and Nanna Cate (Hobbs) Young. She graduated from Milo High School, Class of 1929. After graduation she attended Farmington State Normal School. In 1944, she joined the Women's Army Corp. and was stationed in Las Vegas, Nev. She was fond of saying that she "fought the battle of Las Vegas, Nevada." After her service career, she graduated from the School of Cosmetology in Davenport, Iowa. While in Iowa, she met and married her husband, Clarence Wharton, in 1947. Susie was a member of the Park Street United Methodist Church for 77 years, serving over the years in the following capacities: United Methodist Women, as a Sunday school teacher and secretary, and singing in the choir. She was a member of the Golden Link Rebekah Lodge in Guilford, an associate member of the Orion Rebekah Lodge in Milo, a member of the J. P. Chaisson Post No. 41 American Legion in Milo. She was an avid reader until she became legally blind and then became an avid "reader" and promoter of the talking books. At the time of her death, she had read through the talking book collection at the Maine State Library and was starting over again. She continued to knit mittens and afagans even when she could no longer see, donating many to church sales and anyone in need. She was a loving and proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, keeping a collection of scrapbooks detailing the lives and accomplishments of her family and friends.

She leaves a daughter, Alice Kinney and her husband, David, of Atkinson; grandchildren, Randa and Mark Rineer of Landisville, Pa., Robert and Rachel Kinney of Quincy, Mass., Richard Kinney of Bangor, Reid and Jessica Kinney of Topsham; great-grandchildren, Will and John Kinney, Katelynn Kinney and
Addison Rineer; an aunt, Florence Sodermark of East Corinth; a niece, Elbie Nutter of Milo; a sister-in-law, Maxine Young of Milo. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Clarence Wharton; a brother, Gordon Young; and a great-granddaughter, Isabel Cate Rineer. be
in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Isabel's Hope Endowment, P.O. Box 94, Landisville, PA 17538.

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