WATERBORO – Edith Clough Thomas, 96, a resident of Waterboro for 40 years, died peacefully in Sanford, June 23, 2004. She was born Feb. 17, 1908, in Biddeford, to Daniel W. Clough and Addie (Rumery) Clough. Mrs. Thomas graduated from Biddeford High School in 1925, and from Eastern States Normal School, Castine in 1927. After teaching in a one-room school in Shapleigh for a year, she then taught in Newfield where she met her future husband, William P. Thomas. They were married in 1931 and moved to Union where they lived for 11 years. Mr. Thomas taught in Union and Washington and later in Mars Hill, Blaine and Waterboro. In Mars Hill, she held Latin classes around the kitchen table because a Latin teacher was not available. After 21 years in Mars Hill they retired to Waterboro. She was a member of both the Maine and York County Retired Teachers Association, as well as the Goodwin’s Mills Methodist Church, being one of its members for most of her life. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed her students and her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and her husband spent many happy times when family visited them at their winter home in Florida. Her husband of 63 years predeceased her in 1994. Her sister, Lois Wilcox and two half brothers, Clarence and Harvey Clough, also predeceased her. Mrs. Thomas is survived by three children, Eleanor Knight and her husband, Dallas, of Sanford, Ann Dorio and her husband, Robert, of Vestal, N.Y. and William Jr. and his wife, Anne, of Ingleside, Ill.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2004, at the Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco, where a service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 28. The Rev. Sally Poland will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Goodwin’s Mills Methodist Church, 55 Church St., Lyman, ME or to a charity of one’s choice. Interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco.