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JONESBORO -- Mazie Helen (Porter) Schencks was born on Aug. 17, 1926, on Mount Desert Island, to Clyde and Gladys (Braley) Porter. She passed away on Sept. 5, 2013, in Ellsworth, at the age of 87. Mazie worked over 20 years as a bookkeeper for Rier Motors in Machias. She won several awards with General Motors during that time. She was an avid player of the newspaper jumbles and won $500 in a contest sponsored by the Bangor Daily News. She was the President and Secretary-Treasurer of Sunrise Wheels, a Good Sam camping club. She was a communicant of the Jonesboro Union Church.
Mazie enjoying traveling and camping with Pa, as well as knitting, crocheting and embroidery. She loved spending time with her family, especially during holidays and special occasions.
Mazie was predeceased by her husband, Edward C. Schencks Sr.; her parents, Clyde and Gladys Porter; her sisters, Marion Roberts and Lillian Norwood, her brothers, Theodore, Lawrence, and Raymond Porter; her sisters- in-law, Gertrude Carver, Helen Jordan, Alberta Grant, and Nora Schencks, and her brothers- in-law, William Jr. and Frazure Schencks. She is survived by her brother William and wife Barbara Porter of Massachusetts; her sisters-in-law, Betty Redimarker of Addison, Vertie Blackburn of Georgia, Lila Schencks of Kennebec, and Melba Schencks of Oklahoma, her brother-in-law James and wife Annie Schencks of Jonesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mazie (Porter) Schencks is also survived by her daughter Sharon and husband Larson Alley Jr. of Jonesboro, her son Edward Schencks Jr. and Hilda Lynch of Buxton; grandchildren, Paul and wife Heidi Alley of Cushing, Mark and wife Donna Alley of Jonesboro, and Kevin and wife Rebecca Alley of Boothbay; great-grandchildren, Katherine and husband Brandon Demmons, Sarah and husband Nathan Warner, Virginia, Brenna and Kyle Alley; step grandchildren, Shane and wife Valerie Renshaw, Matt and wife Donna Renshaw, and Tina Renshaw; great-great-grandchildren, Emily and Nathan Warner Jr.; and step great-grandchildren, Amber and husband Carl Farrar, Alex and Breanna Renshaw.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Jonesboro. Condolences may be sent to bragdonkelley.com.
The family would like to convey their sincere thanks and deep appreciation to the staff of Courtland Rehabilitation and Living Center for Mazie's care during the last several years that she resided there.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to:
The Jonesboro Union Church
P.O. Box 64
Jonesboro, Maine 04648
Mazie Helen Schencks
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Sept. 17, 2013