10 - Mildred Cecelia Pelkey (1908 - 1994)

Mildred Pelkey
Mildred Cecelia Pelkey - 1982
Photo courtesy of David A. Nims

Parents: Edmund Joseph Pelkey - Lillian May Boutwell

Born: 9 Jun 1908 - Peterborough, NH
Died: J29 Jan 1994 - Avon, OH

Married: 5 Dec 1930 (?30 Nov 1930?) - St-Peter's Church, Peterborough, NH
Spouse: Lester Warren Phelps (1908 - 1984)

Norman Pelkey (1931 - )
Richard Warren (1933 - )

Mildred Pelkey
Mildred, Lillian Pelkey (Mildred's mother), Phyllis Phelps (Norman's wife), and Norman Pelkey Phelps (Mildred's son)
Photo courtesy of Norman Phelps and David A. Nims

Notes: From David A. Nims:

Mildred Cecelia PELKEY was born on 9 Jun 1908 in Peterborough, NH. She died on 29 Jan 1994 in Avon Oaks Nursing Home, Avon Ohio. She was buried in Norway Hill Cemetery, Hancock, NH. Mildred had lived in Hancock, NH with her husband, Lester W. Phelps, for 38 years, moving to Florida in 1977 and then to Ohio in 1983. Church records at St. Peter's in Peterborough list her marriage to Lester as Dec. 5, 1930, though family notes had indicated the date of Nov. 30, 1930. She was a home economics teacher at the former Hancock High School and taught for several years in Peterborough High School. She also taught sewing for more than 25 years at the Sharon Arts Center, and for a short time in the early 1970's operated with a partner the Status Thimble, a small sewing supplies store. She was a former member of St. Peter's Church and the Women's Guild at the church, and a former member of the Hancock Women's club. Her husband, Lester, died in February 1984. Children included two sons, Norman P. Phelps of Hancock, and Richard W. Phelps of Grafton, Ohio.

She was married to Lester Warren PHELPS on 30 Nov 1930. Lester Warren PHELPS was born on 26 Sep 1908 in Andover, NH. He died on 22 Feb 1984. Lester Phelps worked for years at the Peterborough Transcript, a local newspaper in that community. He retired in 1973. Children of Mildred Cecelia PELKEY and Lester Warren PHELPS were:
-Norman Pelkey PHELPS, and
-Richard Warren PHELPS