EDMUNDS - Ruth Eleanor Preston , 92. passed away peacefully September 24, 2014 at Down East Community Hospital in Machias surrounded by family after a brief illness. She was born March 28, 1922 in Lubec the daughter of the late Theodore and Abbie (Fickett) Laslie. She enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved Beano , visiting friends, and attending activities at Dennysville Heights, as well as her Thursday card games with Dora Cushing.
She is survived by her children Juanita Matthews and husband Larry , Dennis Preston and wife Gail , and George Preston all of Edmunds ; daughters-in-law Donna Preston and Mildred Preston both of Dennysville ; a sister Christine Brown of Lubec ; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren to include her faithful and benevolent granddaughter and care giver Anita Lynn Morgan and her husband Randy and their children Justin and his son Maxwell, Timmy, Nakita , Tamika, and Kiki who she lived with for ten years ; nieces, nephews, and cousins too numerous to mention, and special friends Debbie Leighton of Edmunds , and Annie Hall of Whiting.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Hardy Preston ; three sons- Stephen , Calvin, and Morris ; a daughter Lydia Preston and thirteen siblings.
Graveside services will be held 2pm Sunday September 28, 2014 at the Dennysville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation in her memory may be made to the Dennysville Ambulance c/o Wayne and Roberta Seeley. Arrangements are in care of McClure Family Funeral Services Machias and Lubec. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com