EVELYN MAE FRANCIS, 75, passed away at the Waldo County General Hospital October 18, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 6, 1934 at home in Searsmont, Maine the second child of Augustus and Nellie Mae Heald. Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her family and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed many hours of ceramics, cross stitching, sewing and reading novels. Evelyn was employed at a young age at Johnsons Valle’s Steak House in Portland, Augusta State Hospital, a steakhouse in Massachusetts, and Penobscot Poultry for many years. Her favorite job was working for Joanne Miller at her company, ASK, for 10 years. Evelyn was a true caregiver for many people. She was a devoted, compassionate and dependable employee, a true delight. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Augustus F. and Nellie Mae Heald; brothers Augustus Heald Jr of Portland, Charles and Robert Heald of Gardiner and granddaughter Kelley Jean Newcomb of Swanville. Survivors include sisters, Ella and Joe Nickerson of Waldo and Stella Hemenway of Arizona; daughter, Rhonda Hart and husband John and their two children, twins Andrea and Elizabeth of Rockport, daughter Linda Nash and husband Craig of Belfast, great-grandson, Gage Michael Newcomb (Kelley Newcomb’s son) of Belfast, Linda’s son Matthew Newcomb and wife Kim and their two children, Leah and Daven of Topsham; daughter Pamela Ripley and her children Shayla and Nigel Belote of Greenbush; son Randal Ripley and wife Pilar and their sons Randal II and Timothy and his wife Jessica Pendleton of Bucksport, son Kean Ripley Jr. and life partner Ruth Cook and the children, Kean III of Stockton Springs and Michael, Amber and Nicholas of Belfast; great-grandchildren Kean IV and Jackson and Amber’s unborn child; daughter Sandra and husband Butch Philbrick and their children Arrianne Redmond and Brieannah Philbrick of Winterport; many nieces and nephews and long-time friend Faith Palmer and Robert Day, his daughter Ruby Evelyn Day whom Evelyn adored; and dedicated friend, Warren Francis. Friends are invited to a memorial visitation from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 22nd at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Graveside services will be held at East Searsmont Cemetery, Rt. 173 on Friday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ken Davenport officiating. On-line condolences may be placed at www.crabielripostafuneralhome.com.