Elizabeth Gertrude Conklin

July 19, 1922October 24, 2013

Elizabeth Gertrude Conklin Mrs. Conklin, age 91, of Midland, NC and formerly of Riverview, FL, died Thursday, October 24, 2013 at her daughter’s home. Born July 19, 1922 in Cattaraugus, NY, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Thalheimer and Anna Amos Nentwig. Mrs. Conklin was a homemaker. The memorial service to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Gertrude Conklin will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, November 2nd, at New Apostolic Church. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. Survivors include five children, Michael (Stella) Conklin of Albuerque, NM, Carolyn (Lloyd) Barrier of the home, Ronald Conklin of Pittsburg, PA, Kenneth Conklin of Midland and Gary Conklin of Stanfield, NC ; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanore Stankey and Elaine (Maynard) Thompson; sister-in-law, Deon Thalheimer; and brother-in-law, Ralph Manning. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Conklin was preceded in death by her husband, Harland Edward Conklin; son-in-law, Raymond Norris Marsh; grandson, Michael Scott Conklin; and five siblings, Elsie Miller, Herbert Thalheimer, Harold Thalheimer, Elfrieda Manning and Edwin Thalheimer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Charlotte, NC 28081. Arrangements by Wilson & Cremation Funeral Service, 5301 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 (704-568-2106). Condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2013

Elizabeth Gertrude Conklin

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William Conklin

October 31, 2013

When ever I write a letter I will always think of her, I always enjoyed receiving letters from her. She will be missed greatly, love you grandma.

Brenda Nickerson

October 30, 2013

She will be missed, she wrote the best letters, and always had a funny story to share. Love her. Carolyn and Aunt Betsey introduced me to Rummicube. My sincerest condolances to all my cousins and their families. She will be missed.

Lin Mosher-Beaune

October 30, 2013

My condolances to the family at this time. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Peggy Schinzel

October 30, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. She will certainly be missed.

Ted Camp

October 30, 2013

Miss your laugh and smile, Aunt Betsy! Love and hugs to all the family from the Camps up north!

Connie Hess

October 30, 2013

Aunt Betsy, I will always remember you for your baking and your love of playing cards. You always had a hilarious way of writing letters. We couldn't wait to read them when Mom would get them from you. You always had such a love for us nieces and nephews. You will be greatly missed. We love you!

megan komula

October 30, 2013

We will miss you.


October 30, 2013

Always loved your sense of humor, and your hugs. You will always be missed. Much love.

Stella Conklin

October 28, 2013

Betsy, you were the best mother-in-law anyone could ask for and I thank you for giving me the most wonderful husband anyone could have, your son Michael. Even though we lived far away for most of the 29 years that I knew you, your letters and calls always made me and the kids feel like we were a real part of the family. You will be missed in so many ways. Godspeed, Stella Conklin (Mrs. Michael Conklin)

Caryn Carlton

October 28, 2013

You're where I got my sense of humor. I'll always remember that giggle. You're the toughest lady I know and you're where we get our strength from. I'm proud to be your granddaughter and it is an honor. I love you gram. I will miss you forever.