ELSIE B. (CHAMBERLIN) PLAYFUL - JEFFERSONVILLE - Elsie Beatrice (Chamberlin) Playful, 95, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. She was born on Sept. 9, 1917, in Goshen, daughter of the late Fay and Ella (Cline) Chamberlin. She married Earl Playful on May 25, 1940. Elsie loved the outdoors, picking wild strawberries, working in the garden and going fishing with Earl. She shared trips to Maine with Phil and Mitchi and their families. Family and friends have many quilts and potholders that she made throughout the years. She loved giving them away. Phil built a camp on the mountain in Jeffersonville, and Earl and Elsie enjoyed hiking and riding the gator there during all times of the year. She also loved to write poems and stories. She is survived by her son, Phil Playful and wife, Cindy, of Fairfield; daughter, Mitchi King and husband, John, of Colchester; seven grandchildren, Dennis, Wanda, Greta, Angie, Stacy, Gregory, and Matthew; four great-grandchildren, Kiley, Jordan, Jack, and Nasir. Elsie was predeceased by her parents; husband, Earl; and siblings, Harlan, Frank, Arthur, Roy, Oscar, Agnes, Lizzie, Elwin, Bertha, and Laura. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, VT 05454, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 12 p.m. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of memorial contributions, Elsie would be very pleased if everyone did a good deed for someone in need. The family would like to thank the staff at Our Lady of the Meadow for the excellent care that Elsie received. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 19, 2013