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Eternity begins and ends with the ocean's tides. Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. Bette Henning's favorite spot was on the beach, nestled under the warmth of the sun with her feet buried in the sand. On Saturday August 17, 2013 Elizabeth C. "Bette" Henning's tide had slipped away from beach's sand at the age of 53. Our memories of Bette will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone. If I dwell by the farthest ocean, even there your hand will guide me... Bette had an innate and doting maternal instinct. She was warm but stubborn and always took charge as the "go to" mom. Bette was born in New Brunswick, NJ and had been a resident of West Norriton. She was a graduate of Archbishop Wood High School and had attended
Penn State University
and the Maxwell Institute. Bette worked at Burlington Industries for a short while and at SEI for over 20 years. She gave her all and was adored by the children at Penn Christian Academy in Norristown where she worked as a lunch lady, who had all the cookies, volunteered in the wood shop and coached cheerleading. Bette was involved in every aspect of the childrens' activities. At home she loved to read, bake and sew, cheered on her Phillies and never missed an episode of NCIS. As the ocean is never full of water so is the heart never full of love. Bette is survived by her husband R. Kevin Henning and is the mother of Dianne, Lisa, Alison and the late Willie Henning. She is the daughter of Joseph A. and Marie T. (nee Hettler) Plunkett and sister of Joseph & his wife Claire Plunkett, Marie & her husband Maldwyn Cooper, Kenneth (Teresa Lynn) Plunkett, Kathleen & her husband Robert Mahoney, Thomas (Anna Gill) Plunkett, Louise & her husband Michael Webb, James & his wife Shannon Plunkett. Bette is also survived and will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, friends and her dear PCA family. A death leaves heartache difficult to heal but love leaves sweet memories that no one can steal. Relatives and friends are invited to join the Henning family to remember a daughter, wife and mother, celebrate sandy toes and salty kisses and pay tribute to Bette at her Life Celebration on Wednesday afternoon between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm at the Boyd-Horrox Life Celebration Home 200 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown. A funeral ceremony will begin at 2:00 at Fairview Village Church of the Nazarene 3044 W. Germantown Pike, Eagleville, Pastor Branson Roberts, officiating. Interment and graveside tribute will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Penn Christian Academy 50 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton PA 19401
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Published in The Times Herald on Aug. 20, 2013
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"As a fellow classmate of Bette's at Archbishop Wood, I remember her as a friendly, spirited, kind and..."
- Maria Martines needles
"My prayers go out to the family. Bette was a wonderful caring woman and she will be missed."
- Don,Jessica & Alexus deBraganza
"The Mclane family would like to express their deep and heartfelt sympathy to the Plunkett family. Our..."
"Aunt Bettie will always be one of my second Moms! I love you Dianne, Lisa, and Allison! Prayers to the..."
- Shari Lynne Hagler
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Henning Family Gina and Mercedes Gries"
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