Irma E. (Hichborn) Mayhew died June 15,2013 at the Hannah B G Shaw Home of Middleboro. She was born in 1914 in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, daughter of the late Benjamin and Ida (Packard) Hichborn. When only four, Irma's mother died, sister Audrey, deceased, was an infant. Benjamin remarried the late Vera (Hand) Hichborn. Irma had a step-brother Merle, deceased, and has a step-sister Edith (Hichborn) Collins, who lives in Bangor, Maine. Growing up, Irma attended schools in Maine, graduating from Carmel High School. She met her husband Wm. Robert Mayhew when he was a stud- ent preacher, they married in 1933, and served in churches in Maine, Vermont and Bridgewater. Irma returned to Bridge- water College for her teaching degree in the 1960s, then taught first grade in Easton. She loved it, especially teaching children to read. Among many wonderful qualities, Irma was always concerned about those in need, near or far. She didn't care about having lots of money or things for herself, and bore this out in the way she lived her life. After husband Bob's death in 1995 Irma remained in Bangor until the move to Hannah Shaw Home in 2009. Her daughter Sara (Mayhew) Keegan lives in Lakeville with husband Garrett. There are two grand daughters, Kristine and Rachel. Her son Paul died in 2011, survived by his wife Mary of Yarmouthport and grandsons Michael and Mark. There are eight great grandchildren. There are no formal services, there will be a graveside gathering later in Walpole. Any who wish may donate in Irma's memory to: Heifer Project Internationel, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.For online guestbook and dir.s please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com Prophett- Chapman Cole & Gleason 508-697-4332
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Published in The Enterprise on June 18, 2013