Betty F. (Keene) Stone

MINOT – Betty F. (Keene) Stone, 88, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Clover Manor Nursing Home in Auburn. She was born Oct. 11, 1933, in West Poland, daughter of the late Wilbur and Dora (Tripp) Keene.

She married Aldrof Lee Stone on April 10, 1953. Together they owned and operated Stone and Irish Auto Body Company in Minot for more than 50 years.

Among Betty’s fondest memories were her early years spent near Tripp Lake in West Poland where she enjoyed swimming, ice skating and sledding down Megquier Hill. She loved all animals, but especially Lady Alice, Niki, and Coco-Bean, Rocky and her recent little friend Chippy. She enjoyed many different interests, including fishing camping, knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, canning and cooking, to name a few! Betty loved to laugh and will be remembered by many friends and Stone and Irish customers who sat at her kitchen table enjoying a good laugh with her.

Betty is survived by her loving children, Rodney Stone and his wife Bonnie, Rhonda (Stone) Rackliffe and her husband Randy, Randy Stone and his wife Shelley and Shelly Stone, all of Minot. In addition, she leaves eight grandchildren, Aaron Stone, Audrey (Stone) LaFrance, Emmi (Rackliffe) Morgan, Joshua Rackliffe, Whitney Stone, Nicholas Plourde, Deborah Chase, Michael Lothrop; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her parents Wilbur and Dora Keene; her husband Aldrof; her brother Donald K. Keene Sr.; stepdaughter Arlene Farrell; and stepgrandson Stephen Lothrop.

Following Betty’s wishes, a graveside service will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. in the Highland Cemetery in Poland.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 26 West Dwinal Street, Mechanic Falls. Online condolences may be shared at

In lieu of flowers,

those wishing to do so may make a donation in Betty’s memory to:

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

55 Strawberry Ave.

Lewiston, ME 04240

Betty F. (Keene) Stone

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