MEDDYBEMPS - Myrtle E. (Palmeter) Ackley, 72, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Down East Community Hospital with family by her side. Myrtle was born in Calais on April 18, 1943, daughter of the late Roberta (Hatton) and Curtis Palmeter Sr.
Myrtle was a 1961 graduate of Calais Memorial High School and a life-long resident of Meddybemps. She worked in her family business for many years, also as a Meddybemps school bus driver, and then as a rural route mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
In addition to her parents, Mytle was predeceased by a stepson Steve, and a nephew Jarrod. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Theodore Ackley; sister Maxine Palmeter of Meddybemps; brother Curtis Palmeter Jr. of Eastport; special niece Jean and husband Eric Voelker and son Curtis of Orono; nephew Troy Palmeter of Charlotte and his family; nephew Greg and Pam Drake of Alton; Myrtle's "special girl" Haidyn Jane Seavey of Calais; stepchildren, David of Wells, Dan and family of Cooper, Joe and family of Machias, and Lauri and family of Canton; a sister and family of Florida; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Visiting hours will be held 12 noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a celebration of Myrtle's life will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Meddybemps. Donations in Myrtle's memory may be made to the Meddybemps Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 849, Meddybemps, ME 04657. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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