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Bette Lee Elliott, 70, of Franklin, died on February 1, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. Bette was born in Laconia on August 8, 1947 to Gordon and Margaret (England) Elliott.
Bette attended Franklin schools. She made the Franklin area her home. She worked for 14 years at the former Insulfab in Franklin as head inspector. Bette later worked at Hannaford in Franklin and recently retired as a clerk at Rite Aid In Franklin.
Bette thoroughly enjoyed her computer and connections with family and friends on Facebook.
She loved the ocean, Elvis, and her Betty-Boop collection.
Bette and Harlie were a team who enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, gardening and visiting with family and friends. She cherished the memories of time spent with her nieces and nephews; Fun Spot being the go to place of adventure. Bette was always there as a wonderful babysitter. She loved animals and had a soft spot for stray kittens.
Her involvement for over 20 years with the Bread and Roses Soup Kitchen was most important to her. Whether it was to give a hand to someone who needed a place to stay or perhaps a little extra support for food or gas for their car...that was Bette.
In addition to her father who died in 1991 and mother who died in 2012, she is predeceased by her nephew Jason who died in 1987, step father, Earl Durgin who died in 2007.
She lost her best pet friend and longtime companion, Sammy, her adopted Shih Tzu.
She is survived by her husband Harlie Ball of 9 years, brothers and sister-in-laws Michael Elliott (Frankie) of South Carolina, Bruce (Linda) Elliott of Franklin, Gary (Judy) Elliott of Salisbury, nieces and nephews: John(Cheri) Jill, Jennifer, Peter, Seth, Patrick (Samantha), Brittany(Travis), Tristram, Sophi, Beckett, Hunter, Travis Jr. and Madysen; several cousins, extended relatives from the Elliott, England and Dubois families, family of Earl Durgin and her special friend Liz Greene. She is also survived by Harlie’s sister, Clara Gregory of Whitefield and his daughters: Nancy Cahill of Franklin, Jodi (Greg) Barnes and Debra DeLucca of Florida, Nancy (Mike) Plebanski of Georgia and the extended Ball family.
She was a devoted wife, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Bette had a big heart and was a caring and generous person, always willing to help those in need. She will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege of being part of her life.
Per Bette’s wishes there will be no calling hours. There will be a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin in the spring for family and friends.
Assisting her family is the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
Memorial contributions in Bette’s name may be made to the Franklin Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 265, Franklin, NH 03235-0265.