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Mary "Bette" Ebdon

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BENNINGTON -- Mary E. “Bette” Ebdon, 82, widow of E.H. “Bud” Ebdon Jr., died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Living and Rehabilitation Center in Bennington. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Dec. 26, 1924, she was the daughter of late Edwin and Eda (McVey) Stout.

In her early years, Mrs. Ebdon was a Broadway dancer, Radio City Rockette, and entertained with the USO during World War II, performing with famous personalities such as Abbott and Costello, and Milton Berle.

She married E.H. Ebdon Jr., on Feb. 14, 1948, and raised four sons in Ledyard, Conn. The Ebdon’s retired in Arlington in 1991. While in Vermont, Mrs. Ebdon was active in her church and donated her time and effort toward “Meals on Wheels.” She was a life-time New York Yankees fan and enjoyed being around her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. We will all miss her dearly.

Mrs. Ebdon’s survivors include her four sons, John Ebdon of Williamson, Ga., Jeffrey Scott Ebdon of Amherst, Mass., Curtis Ebdon of Shelton, Conn., and Drew Ebdon of Ledyard, Conn., a brother-in-law, John Ebdon of Rochester, N.Y., eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Federated Church of East Arlington, 102 Ice Pond Road, East Arlington at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2007. A reception will follow at the church hall. A private family burial will be at the West Arlington Cemetery where she will be put to rest at her late husband’s side.

Hanson Walbridge Funeral Home, Bennington, is entrusted with her arrangements. Gifts in memory of Mrs. Ebdon may be made to the Center of Living and Rehabilitation through the funeral home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, Vermont 05201. Please call 442-4329 for more information. For directions or to send e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 30 to May 31, 2007
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