Waterville – Lillian L. Tully, 94, of Waterville, formerly of Madison, passed away January 24, 2018. \r\n\r\nShe was born on November 2, 1923, in Madison, the daughter of Charles W. and Gladys (Norton) Moody. She graduated from Anson Academy in North Anson in 1941, attended 1 year at U. of M. Augusta at the age of 58, and completed the C.N.A. course at KVVTI in 1981.\r\n\r\nLillian worked at a number of jobs, most notably as the Administrator of Sunset Home in Waterville for 16+ years. She loved being around people and could make friends with just about anyone. After her retirement from Sunset Home she volunteered at Maine General Medical Center from 1991 to 2007. Her smiling face could be seen all over the hospital as she completed over 9,000 volunteer hours – some of the most enjoyable years of her life.\r\n\r\nShe enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, camping, playing cards, sports (avid Red Sox and Patriots fan), crossword puzzles, dancing, knitting, and (most of all) spending time with family whom she loved dearly. Lillian met her husband, Don, while out dancing and they spent many hours together “shaking a leg.” She also loved animals, especially her dog “Buddy.”\r\n \r\nOf special note is her dedication to knitting prayer shawls for cancer patients. Her goal was to help keep cancer patients warm, both inside and out. While working on these shawls, as she put them away for the evening, she would pray to God to keep the patient safe and warm while going through their cancer journey. As of last week, she had knitted 150 prayer shawls.\r\n\r\nIn her younger years she dabbled in politics. She was a Democratic delegate from Somerset County at the state convention in Bangor in March 1956 where she met Bette Davis who was a delegate from Cape Elizabeth. She also attended many functions at the Blaine House during Ed Muskie’s tenure.\r\n\r\nLillian was a past member of the Waterville Zonta Club (was Public Relations Chairman). She was a stamp collector for many years and was a past member of the Waterville Stamp Club where she specialized in collecting stamps from Great Britain and the Commonwealths. Interested in genealogy, she and her sister Frances worked on the family chart for years, tracing two direct lines back to the early 1400’s.\r\n\r\nLilian was predeceased by her sister Frances Smedberg; and by her daughter Donna McKenney.\r\n\r\nShe is survived by her husband Donald; her son Dan Bahr and wife Risteen; Son-in-law Robert McKenney; his five daughters – Tammy Andrews and husband Andy; Tracey Blankenship and husband Todd; Trudy Martin and husband Jim; Tara White and Craige Williamson; Tristan McKenney and Will Hardison; Grandson Christopher Bahr; nine Great grandchildren; two Great-great grandchildren; Nephews Mark Smedberg and wife Kathy; Harold Tully and wife Manuela; Niece Melinda Grendell and husband Doug; and Great niece Casey Smedberg. \r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be held on Monday, January 29 from 1-2 p.m. at Lawry Brothers-Wheeler, 26 Church St., Oakland. A funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Waterville Humane Society.