Elsie B. Playful

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JEFFERSONVILLE – Elsie Beatrice (Chamberlin) Playful, 95, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. She was born on Sept. 9, 1917 in Goshen, daughter of the late Fay and Ella (Cline) Chamberlin.

She married Earl Playful on May 25, 1940. Elsie loved the outdoors, picking wild strawberries, working in the garden and going fishing with Earl. She shared trips to Maine with Phil and Mitchi and their families. Family and friends have many quilts and potholders that she made throughout the years. She loved giving them away. Phil built a camp on the mountain in Jeffersonville and Earl and Elsie enjoyed hiking and riding the gator there during all times of the year. She also loved to write poems and stories.

She is survived by her son Phil Playful and wife Cindy of Fairfield; her daughter Mitchi King and husband John of Colchester; seven grandchildren: Dennis, Wanda, Greta, Angie, Stacy, Gregory, Matthew; four great grandchildren Kiley, Jordan, Jack and Nasir.

Elsie was predeceased by her parents, her husband Earl and her siblings Harlan, Frank, Arthur, Roy, Oscar, Agnes, Lizzie, Elwin, Bertha and Laura.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at A. W. Rich Funeral Home – Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax, VT 05454 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 12 p.m. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of memorial contributions Elsie would be very pleased if everyone did a good deed for someone in need. The family would like to thank the staff at Our Lady of the Meadow for the excellent care that Elsie received. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.