ELLSWORTH – Ila (Boynton) Peters, 93, wife of the late Franklin Peters, died Sept. 18, 2007, at an Ellsworth health care facility. She was born Oct. 24, 1913, in Patten, the daughter of Charles and Ellen (McNally) Boynton. She moved to Bangor with her parents when she was four. While attending John Baptist Memorial High School, she worked holidays at Freese’s Department Store behind the candy counter. It was at Freese’s that Ila met her future husband, who was a buyer for several departments in the store. After Ila and Franklin were married, they owned and operated Elmwood Restaurant and Hotel, Blue Hill, before World War II. After the war, they bought a home in Holden, where Ila owned and operated Ila’s Take Out Diner. Later Franklin and Ila were employed by Grand Hotel, Mackinack Island, Mich., to manage their lunch bar and nightclub, for three seasons. After that, they moved to Florida and managed the 19th Hole Restaurant for the Beach Club Hotel. After her husband’s death in 1962, Ila went to work at Smith College, North Hampton, Mass., as a chef for 20 years. During this time she spent her summers at her cottage on George’s Pond, Franklin, where she retired in 1982, at the age of 69. Ila remained a resident of Franklin until she moved to the Meadows, Ells-worth, in September 2002. Ila was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ells-worth, and a member of the Golden Age Group at St. Joseph. Ila is survived by two sons, Franklin Peters Jr. and his wife, Elisabeth, of Holland, Pa., and Stanley Peters of Winthrop, Mass.; a daughter, Priscilla Walton of Tampa, Fla., 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Crystal-Lynne; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will also be greatly missed by a dear friend, Brenda Duggan. In addition to her husband, Ila was predeceased by a granddaughter, Susan Gulla, six sisters and two brothers. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, 215 Main St., Ellsworth. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 231 Main St., Ells-worth, with the Rev. Scott Mower, celebrant. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ohio Street, Bangor. www.bragdon-kelley.com