BELLE S. ELKINS PITTSFIELD – Belle S. Elkins, 78, beloved wife of Phillip R. Elkins, went to be with her Lord and Savior June 26, 2009, after complications during surgery. She was born March 4, 1931, in St. Albans, a daughter of George and Laura (Estes) Field. Belle loved her church family and had tremendous faith in God and was quick to tell of God’s goodness to her. She was a member of Solid Rock Church of God, Pittsfield, where she enjoyed singing with the “Praise Team,” as well as duets with her husband. Belle has a wonderful sense of humor and showed everyone the importance of a happy heart. One of her most significant achievements was receiving her certified nurse’s aide certificate. She loved nursing and owned and operated a boarding home in Pittsfield for many years. In addition to her husband of Pittsfield, she is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Jane Bonenfant of Ellsworth and Linda Sue Davis of Newport; three sisters, Goldie Hamilton of Massachusetts, Jean Gammon of Hartford and Joyce Braley of Princeton; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Madeline Parsons, Sylvia Harding and Hazel Raymond; two brothers, Oral Field and Wallace Field; a daughter, Nancy L. Clark; and a son, Phillip R. Elkins II. She enjoyed many hours of fun and fellowship with her best friends, Kathy and Roland Frost. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport, with the Rev. Thomas Duperry officiating. Burial will be at Pittsfield Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Solid Rock Church of God, P.O. Box 122, Pittsfield, ME 04967. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
BELLE S. ELKINS
Posted June 28, 2009, at 7:48 p.m.