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Elisabeth Ann Ballance  

Elisabeth Ann Ballance
“Beth”

March 23, 1985 – October 13, 2016

Elisabeth Ann “Beth” Ballance, age 31, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Born in Newark, DE on March 23, 1985, Beth was the daughter of Linden and Sandra (DelDuco) Ballance. She was a certified medical assistant and most recently worked as an optical technician at Halpern Eye care.

Kind and compassionate, Beth loved caring for people. She adored animals of all kinds, and shared a special bond with her faithful canine companion, Coal. In her spare time, Beth enjoyed traveling, completing jigsaw and crossword puzzles and cross stitching. She was an experienced angler who won a number of trophies in local fishing competitions. Above all else, Beth loved her family and was happiest in their company. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by her parents, Linden and Sandra Ballance, both of New Castle; sister, Nicole Ballance; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday evening, October 19, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday morning, October 20, 2016 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Beth’s memory may be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South St, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Sarah Molaski (Kolf), October 14, 2016

    I know Beth and I hadn’t been close for a while but I will always cherish the memories I have with her. My thoughts and prayers to the Ballance Family during this difficult time.

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  2. Jennifer Quinn, October 15, 2016

    Beth was a beautiful person inside and out and will be greatly missed… I’m so sorry for ur loss… thoughts and prayers to the family

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  3. Hally Santiago, October 15, 2016

    My dear sweet Beth I love you more than words can say, my heart will be forever empty without you. Fly high baby girl. May you rest in peace

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  4. Diane Del Duco, October 15, 2016

    You will be missed so much!! Your smile, your laugh, your love for everyone in the family! We will pray for your Mom, Dad, and Nicole and you!!

    We hope you have found the other members of the family in heaven and that you are all together in peace.

    Love you Beth

    Aunt Diane and Uncle Ricky

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  5. Jimmy Cicchini, October 15, 2016

    Beth I will miss you very much. I will miss our Facebook discussions and the jokes we used to crack back and forth to each other.

    You were a beautiful and loving person.

    It was a privaledge to know you and now you are with all of our departed loved ones in Heaven with the Lord.

    I know that someday we will see each other again in the afterlife.

    Till then, you will forever live in my mind and my heart forevet!

    God bless your soul!

    Love, cousin Jimmy Chick

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  6. Kay Fry, October 15, 2016

    My heartfelt condolences to Beth’s family and friends at this terrible time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Kay

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  7. Valarie, October 15, 2016

    My deepest sympathy to the Ballance family. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet Beth in High School and share the same shop. Although we hadn’t spoken outside of social media since then – she always held a special place in my heart. (In fact, she was the only person I kept in contact with over social media from High School). I loved seeing pictures of her doggie and it was evident she loved him. I’m not sure why things like this happen to people and their families especially a life still so young and incomplete. It’s not supposed to happen this way! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during I’m sure what is one of the most difficult times of your life. I wish there was something more I could do or say, but just know how special your daughter was and that she truely made my life better just by having the opportunity to have met her.

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  8. Miranda Wood, October 16, 2016

    I met Beth about five years ago. I was new to the area and she opened right up to me. She was hilariously funny, and had a great personality. Beth was beautiful inside and out. Keeping the Ballance family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  9. Brenda Ireland, October 16, 2016


    a special lady
    though the world continues on
    hearts feel your absence

    May your memory live on in others, Beth.
    Prayers sent for you and yours.♡♡♡♡♡

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  10. Jacki matucek, October 16, 2016

    My Bethie, i will miss your smile, your laugh and hearing you call me ” my jacki”. I’m sure you will be God’s favorite angel. My deepest heart felt condolences to your family and loved ones

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  11. Amy Ballance Levase, October 16, 2016

    I’ll miss you Beth. I love you very much.
    Rest In Peace.

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  12. Kim Bazzani, October 16, 2016

    Beth, you will be missed by so many. I remember all the times we had in highschool and will treasure them the rest of my life. This is still hard to believe.

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  13. Damona Dixon, October 18, 2016

    When we moved here from Philadelphia Beth was one of my first friends in Melanie Woods. I would like to send my love and condolences to the family for this tragic and early loss.

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  14. Megan, October 18, 2016

    Dear Beth,

    My heart aches and tears are flowing. Even though we haven’t talked for a couple of years, I missed you. I always wanted to send you a message just to say hi and hope you were doing good, ill always regret not doing sending you that message. You were apart of my family for quite a long time and a special friend. Ill never forget our fun times we had and our fun valley road trips! You’ll always have a place in my heart.

    To Beth’s family, Your in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. Jeremy Blomquist, October 18, 2016

    Hey love, take all the seats you want up there. I can’t wait for you to yell at me when I see you again. Oh how I will miss hearing ST_U Jeremy! Till I see you again. My thoughts and condolences to your family.

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  16. Tia, October 19, 2016

    Wow I’m still in shock. I’ll miss you my friend. U will be forever in my heart. Prayers sent to family and loved ones. ❤❤

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  17. Julie Marsland, October 19, 2016

    It’s impossible to say anything that can make you feel better, but know that I have you all in my prayers and send my deepest condolence for your loss. I never met Beth but heard a lot about her from her Grandmother. She was a wonderful young woman who will live forever within your memories of her. I am so sorry that I cannot be there to tell you this in person. Just know that my heart is with you.
    Your old neighbor,
    Julie (Julianne Kucaba) Marsland

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  18. Nancy (Harpster) O'Brien, December 28, 2016

    I went to high school with Linden. It’s a sad thing to see something so tragic and shocking as a reminder of someone from so long ago. My deepest condolences to Beth’s family and friends. Such a sad loss.

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