BANGOR, BREWER, ELLSWORTH and BRADENTON, Fla. Frances Wolverton Stearns, 89, passed away April 14, 2008, at a Brewer health care facility. She was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Houlton, the daughter of Allison and Madeline Wolverton. Frances taught at Fort Kent Teachers College for five years where she trained a number of student teachers under the sponsorship of BP Women’s Club she initiated at Fort Kent Public Library with her seventh and eighth grade students. She was the Brewer city librarian for two years, where she established a children’s department and raised the first funds for the new library. Frances served in the Women’s Army Corps for two and one half years, as a cryptanalyst in Washington, D.C., and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for German Code analysis during World War II. She taught English and social studies at Garland Street Junior High School for 20 years. Frances was a member of St. Teresa’s Choir, Brewer; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Bradenton, Fla.; VFW, Ellsworth; Bangor Teachers Club and Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society, M.T.A., N.E.A., and Penobscot Retired Teachers. Upon her retirement she served as a volunteer at the YWCA, helping handicapped children in the pool. She served as chairperson of the dance committee at Bayshore Windmill Village, Bradenton, Fla. Frances was married to Roger E. Stearns, who predeceased her in 2006; by her first husband, Ralph Constantine; and a sister, Margaret Martin. She leaves behind two brothers, Robert Wolverton of Brewer and John Libbey of Bangor; two sisters, Joan Scripture and husband, James, and Cynthia Libbey, all of Bangor; a good friend, Christine Beaulieu of Bangor; several nieces, nephews and stepchildren. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 425 South Main St., Brewer, with the Rev. Robert Vaillancourt, presiding. Interment will be at a later date at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Gifts in her memory may be made to the YWCA, 17 Second St., Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.