Elizabeth C. “Bette” Keenan

November 30, 1928 - September 27, 2019

          Elizabeth C. “Bette” Keenan, age 90, of New Castle, DE, passed away at her residence on Friday, September 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

          Born in Chester, PA on November 30, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Alfred J. and Elizabeth (Hinderhofer) Bacon.  Bette worked on the kitchen staff at Crozer Hospital in Upland, PA for 11 years, retiring in 1986.  In her spare time, she loved playing with her grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, Bette was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Keenan; and daughter, Beverly J.  She is survived by her sons, Wayne K. Bacon (Mary) and Robert G. Bell (Rosemary), both of New Castle; siblings, Dolores Lobodzinski of Eddystone, PA, Jean Schubert of Arizona and Jack Bacon (Marion) of Smyrna; sisters-in-law, Fran Bacon of Wilmington and Frances Bacon of Maryland; 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; and 12 great great-grandchildren.

          A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  Interment will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Bette’s memory to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, The Oxford Building Suite 102, Newark, DE 19702.


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14 Condolences for Elizabeth C. “Bette” Keenan

  • Life is not the same without you, the house is empty! Our Hearts are broken, love you always and forever

  • RIP Nana. Kimberly, Joshua, Brianna, Summer, David Jr. and myself miss you very.

  • With broken hearts we said goodbye knowing that you are now with God, and no longer suffering! We miss you but know Beverly and Pop are rejoicing at your presence, live always Wayne & Mary

  • You will be missed by many Nan. Rest In Peace n send my love to Mommy. Love you bunches! Bevie❤️😇🥰😢

  • R I P Grandmom Bette
    Our heart are broken you will be deeply missed.
    We will miss your smiles
    We love you and will miss you
    Love Lisa

  • You will be missed Nana . We had so many great memories with you . Love you ❤️😘💗 Carol , Fred , Catherine & Raelyn

  • Bette will be missed. She always had a sense of humor.

  • There aren’t words to express the sadness we feel or how broken our hearts are. So many memories we will all cherish of all the wonderful times spent with you. Life will never be the same without you. We are blessed to have had you in our lives and you will forever live on in our hearts. Until we meet again, fly high mom mom and know that we love you and miss you always
    Wayne and Cindy, Rachel, Aubrey and Austin, Stephon, Callie and Landyn, Brendan and Leah, Becca, Michael, Ashton and Aiden 💞💕

  • Mom Moms Family is in our thoughts and prayers. We did have lots of fun times together ! We will keep her memories girl are you so sad will be missed deeply Until we meet again

  • Mom Mom I know you are now in peace and finally reunited with Pop Pop! You have been the world to me over the years and I will deeply miss the sound of your voice during our talks. I will love you forever and try to be the best grandparent I can be based off you as a role model!!!

  • Sorry for your lost.


  • In this difficult time,
    may God hold you
    close to His heart,
    where He can fill you with
    His deepest love.
    With sincere sympathy
    The staff of Heartland Hospice

  • Miss you so much Nana. The house feels empty without you here. I know you are now at peace and free of pain. Love you always.