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HARTLAND - Helen Marguerite Littlefield, 91, died February 6, 2001 at a Skowhegan hospital after a brief illness. She was born June 8, 1909 at Cambridge the oldest daughter of Ivan Warren Ham and Nora (Adams) Ham. She attended grammar school in Cambridge, graduated from N. H. Fay High School in Dexter, and received a lifetime teaching certificate from Farmington Normal School. She taught school in Athens, Harmony and Hartland for 21 years. She was a former member of the Rebekahs and Grange and held offices in both orders. She was a member of the Hartland Chapter # 189, Order of The Eastern Star, serving as organist for over 30 years. Helen was an active member of Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church and also belonged to the Outlook Club and Scott-Webb Hospital Auxiliary. In 1996 she received the outstanding citizenship award, and the field of education award in 1986. She had also served the town as a ballot clerk.

She is survived by her children, Edwin and wife Hazel, Elwin and wife Christie, Elmer and wife Beatrice, all of Hartland, Eleanor Lawrence of Athens, Ethelyn and husband Philip Bowman, Esther and husband Darrell Butler, all of St. Albans; sisters Hazel Bean Small of Vienna, and E. Arvene and husband Maynard Yakemore of W. Simsbury, CT; a sister-in-law, Arline Ham of Hartland; and a brother-in-law, Cliff Sprague of Hartland; 18 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Alton M. Littlefield, sisters Ruth Thomas and Rachel Sprague, and a brother E. Wesley Ham.

Her lifelong lesson to others was to willingly give unselfishly to family, friends and community. Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Thursday at Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church, where funeral services will be held 10 A.M. Friday, February 9th, with Pastors Brenda Haskell and Norman Finnemore officiating. Spring burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Grace Linn Music Fund, c/o Mr. Harlow Powers, 403 Great Moose Drive, Hartland 04943; or to the church of one's choice. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport.

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