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Betty Ellis

Died: Monday, August 21, 2017
Age: 95
Betty Elllis, age 95, of Elba, formerly of Imlay City, Michigan, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at Whispering Pines Adult Foster Care.

Betty Rawnsley was born July 30, 1922 in Sanford, Maine. She is the daughter of the late Fred and the late Ethel May (Brown) Rawnsley. She grew up in Rhode Island and is a high school graduate. Betty married Lawrence Barret Ellis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence in 1995. Betty lived in Maine until 10 years ago when she moved to the Imlay City area.

She was employed as an office manager for Silver Lake News in Penbrook, Maine for 22 years before retiring in 1984.

Betty enjoyed camping, embroidery, refinishing furniture, and taking daily walks with her friend while she lived in Imlay City. She loved people and was so kind to everyone. The staff at Whispering Pines were so good to her.

She is survived by her daughter: Wendy Hart of Chesterfield Twp., MI; one son: Wayne (Brenda) Ellis of East Berlin, PA; four grandchildren: Steven (Kristina) Hart of Macomb, MI, Tim Ellis of PA, David (Emily) Ellis of PA, and Faith (Josh) Mitchell of PA; and six great-grandchildren: Liam Hart, Braydon Hart, Griffith Ellis, Emma Mitchell, Taylor Mitchell, and Mariah Mitchell.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband: Lawrence Barret Ellis; son-in-law: John Hart; and her brothers: Harold Rawnsley and George Rawnsley.

Interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, ME.

Funeral arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City. Please be sure to sign our online register muirbrothersfh.com
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