Katherine Theresa Lahar Ellis

Dresden – Katherine Theresa Lahar Ellis, 84, of Gardiner Rd., died on December 16th, 2007 at Togus VA Hospital.

She was born on September 29, 1923 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Howard and Mabel (Selleck) Lahar.

She served her country proudly in the US Navy during WWII as a nurse. She later went on to work at several hospitals and private medical practices as a nurse.

Katherine was a member of New England Chapter American Bell Association and American Bell Association. She was a communicant at St. Joseph’s Church, volunteered at the Cohen Center, and was a Literacy volunteer. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, bell collecting, square dancing, traveling, and cross country skiing.

She is survived by her children Thomas Ellis and his wife Christine of Georgia, Richard Ellis and his wife Doreen of Connecticut, Kathleen Shepard and her husband Peter of Bar Harbor, MaryEllen Banaszek of Canaan, Timothy Ellis of Connecticut, Elaine Martinelli and her husband Pete of Georgia, Nancy Russell and her husband Robert of Dresden; sister Joan McLaughlin; former spouse Edward T. Ellis; 20 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Terry.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, December 20th from 4 to 7 pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 21st at 11 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Gardiner. A committal will be in the spring at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden. A gathering will follow the Mass at the Gardiner American Legion 46 Griffin St. Gardiner.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME.