Elizabeth B. Chase
RUMFORD -– Elizabeth B. Chase, 87, died on April 30, 2011 at her residence on the Swain Road in Rumford with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Steinklingen, Germany, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Schmitt) Stadler. She had attended schools in Steinklingen, Germany.
Elizabeth worked at Diamond National Corp in West Peru for over 23 years until retirement in 1985 from the swab department.
She was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius–St. John Church, and a member of the Foreign Born Ladies Club. She loved spending time with her family and working in her garden.
She was married in Weinheim, Germany on April 10, 1948 to Donald E. Chase, Jr., who died in Rumford on March 7, 2004.
Survivors include sons, Horst Schmitt and wife, Inga of Vancouver, WA, Edwin Chase and wife, Joanne of Jessup, GA, Peter Chase and wife, Rhonda of Rumford, Larry Chase and wife, Kim of Lisbon Falls, Paul Chase and wife, Darlene of Monmouth, and David Chase and wife, Brenda of Monmouth; a brother, Joseph Stadler of Germany; 16 grandchildren, 15 1/2 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband; two sons, Klaus and Gary; and two sisters, Anel and Betty.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Athanasius–St. John Church, Maine Avenue, Rumford. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Rumford. Friends are invited to call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, ME.