- Betty A. Palmer, 77, died January 2, 2017, at a Bangor hospital surrounded by her family. She was born July 12, 1939, in Littleton, a daughter of Benjamin and Beulah (Rogerson) Flewelling.
Betty married Robert Palmer on June 12, 1957. She worked on the harvester at Buck's Potato Farm, Snowflake Canning Company, both in Corinna, and retired as night foreman at the Dexter Shoe Company in 1999. Betty was a founding member (# 20) of the Dexter Regional Federal Credit Union and served on the board for a time. After "retiring" she baby sat for Elizabeth Kinney and her special "boys" Payson and Willis Reinhardt, and cleaned homes. She loved flower and vegetable gardening, canning vegetables, making pickles, relishes, and jellies, reading, and drinking Diet Coke. Betty was always happiest sitting on her porch at Center Pond, in her words, "the most beautiful place in the world", where she enjoyed her friends and camp neighbors.
She is survived by two daughters, Terri and husband Michael Crosby of Newport, Vicki and husband Mark Easler of Corinna; four sisters, Edna "Teta" and husband Cliff Pottle, Gloria and husband Dick Perkins of Holden, Janet and husband Donald Zimmerman of GA, Frances and husband Vaughn Thibodeau of Winterport; two brothers, David Flewelling of Frankfort, Richard Flewelling and companion Irene Davis of Troy; two granddaughters, Jenna and husband Tyson Grindle, of Medford, NJ, and Kayla Easler and boyfriend Brandon Hopkins of Dixmont; great grandson Wyatt Grindle; 2 sisters-in-law, Gladys Flewelling of Winterport and Ann Flewelling of MS; many nieces and nephews; "adopted" daughter Sue Paige of Corinna; and her dog Willow. She was extremely proud of her daughters, granddaughters, and great grandson.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Benjamin "Dude" and Philip Flewelling.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7th, 2017, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Private graveside committal services will be held in the spring at Morse's Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Those who wish may leave written condolences at