Lisbeth "Liz" Buswell
Things that most take for granted in life were her sole reason for living. As a motherless child, Liz sunk her heart and soul into being the best mother she could be to her three children. As her family grew with grandchildren and great grandchildren, each held a special place in her heart. They will forever see the glow on her face and feel her sincere hug. The door to her home was always left unlocked for friends and strangers alike. Homemade cookies, donuts and pies were waiting for anyone who wanted to come for nine oíclock coffee break. She could be found cutting potatoes for French fries and making cheeseburgers for her children and their friends after the Sunday night church service.
Liz never worried about dust, dirt, or perfectly manicured nails. Seasonally, she picked potatoes and cut potato seed. She worked side by side with her husband, Carroll, growing beans, corn and other summer vegetables. In the fall of the year, the lawn to their home grew orange with pumpkins. Long-time customers came each year eager to pick out a pumpkin painted with her artwork. She and her husband owned Buswell Dry Beans for 32 years.
Liz was totally devoted to her Christian faith. She was an active member of Corinth Baptist Church for 55 years. She taught Sunday school and Pioneer Girls at all age levels. No child left her class without knowing ďJesus Loves MeĒ. A 50 year award plaque was given to her when she handed over her love for Bible stories to younger teachers. Because of her love and concern for her 3 children, she wrote this poem in 1996:
If you miss my glowing humor
When you see the flowers that
Itís a place that is eternal
Because I so faithfully prayed
But until then Precious
She leaves behind 2 daughters, Carol Ann and husband Jerry Brayson, Judy and husband Mark Hallenbeck; a son, Mark and wife Hope Buswell; grandchildren, Karyn and husband Curt Chadbourne, Patric Brayson, Paula Brayson and husband Stacy Mears, Stephanie Hallenbeck, Chris Hallenbeck, Tyson Buswell and Gabe Buswell; great grandchildren, Kathryn Brayson, Patric Brayson, Alex and Nate Chadbourne, Grace and Sophie Mears; brother-in-law, Norman and wife Charlotte Buswell; sister-in-law Velma and husband Lewis Leavitt; special friend and sister-in-law, Theo Lougee; special prayer partners, Shirley Clark and Sue Hill. She was predeceased by her husband on April 28, 2011 and siblings, Dorothy Downing, Patsy Folk, and Jack Dennison.
Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Wednesday, February 8th at the Corinth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kirk Mellon officiating. Friends may call from 1 P.M. until the time of the service. Spring burial will be in the Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. Memorial donations may be made to the Corinth Baptist Church, 331 Main Street, Corinth, ME 04427. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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