LINCOLN CENTER – Elaine Davis Shorey, 82, died June 15, 2005, at Cummings Health Care Facility in Howland. She was born March 5, 1923, in Lincoln Center, the daughter of Dean and Idella (Knowlen) Davis. Elaine was predeceased by her beloved husband, Cecil “Spike” Shorey in January 1998; Mom or Grammie Laine, as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, was very much a homebody. She loved her family and took great pride in her home, whether that be the one in Lincoln Center or the camp on Madagascal Lake. Her family and friends always knew where to find her on a Sunday afternoon. She would be at home or at camp and always have delicious pies, cakes or some other goodie to go with coffee and conversation. Mom was a hard worker having done many jobs outside the home. These jobs included working as a nanny and maid right after graduating from Mattanawcook Academy to working the clothes presses at the laundry in Lincoln Center when she was a young mother. She was bookkeeper for Dad when he was in the woods business and then worked at Annis’ store as a counter clerk and bookkeeper. In her later years Mom took pride in being a postal clerk at the Lincoln Center Post Office. Mom was a humble person and didn’t realize how special and talented she really was but she knew how to make her children “toe the mark” and made us realize the importance of family and taking responsibility. Of course, we will all remember Gramp and Gram’s beanhole beans and the fun times out to the lake. Elaine is survived by five children, Doug and Mary Shorey, of Lincoln Center, Rusty and Pat Burnham of Lincoln, Mary K. Willette and Peter Clark of Winn, Rhonda Dyer of Lincoln Center and Glen Shorey of West Bath. She is also fondly remembered by 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Shirley Lancaster and Wilma Jipson, both of Lincoln; and a special aunt, Winnie Ireland of Lincoln Center; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor William Bewell, officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cummings Health Care Facility’s Activity Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations may be left at the funeral home. For an online register book, please visit