DRESDEN – Mary A. (Oursler) Leighton, 86, of Dresden, Maine, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving husband of 53 years and her two sons and daughter-in-law by her side. She was born on March 22, 1929 in Oakland, Maryland, the daughter of Marshall and Florence (Poe) Oursler.
Mary lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland for many years before moving to Maine. She was a fun-loving, spirited woman who loved entertaining and cooking for friends and family, gardening and being active in her church. She was predeceased by her parents, Marshall and Florence Oursler; a sister, Elizabeth Hoover; a daughter, Shelia Hemmig; a grandson, Ian Howard; and a great grandson, Austin Hendricks.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Leighton; children, Robert W. Howard, Joyce Vandusen, and Herb Leighton; a sister, Janet Ruff; a brother, Richard Oursler; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.
A time of visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street in Richmond, Maine. A funeral service will be held the following day, Thursday, February 25th, at 11:30 am with a committal service to follow at the Maine Veterans Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta, Maine at 1:00 p.m.