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Elaine Bassinger Templeton

January 6, 1964 — June 26, 2022

Elaine Bassinger Templeton

Mission Statement written by Elaine B. Templeton Mangan

To live my life daily:

-Being grateful to God.

-Remembering to forgive as I have been forgiven.

-To love and show love as I have been loved.

-To create kindness and encouragement around me.

-To open my heart and resources to others.

-To bless others with what has been given to me in time, talent and friendship.


Elaine lived according to the words she wrote above. She was vivacious, joyful, and now is eternal. 

Born on January 6, 1964, she was 58 years old when she was found peacefully at rest on June 26, 2022 in the home she loved in Wadesboro, NC. 

Elaine was known for her many talents, creativity and resilience. She graduated with honors from Gaston College (Dallas, NC) in 1984 with an Associates in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Production Technology. She home-schooled all three of her children for 18 years - combining their education with deep commitment to volunteering and bettering her community in Anson County. At age 45, she pursued a life-goal, and became a chef through Sandhills Community College. She graduated at the top of her class in 2014. 

She combined her respect for education with her passion for culinary arts at Porter Ridge Highschool and South Piedmont Community College where she inspired hundreds of students. She was proud to become Nationally Board Certified in Spring 2021. 

She is survived by her loving parents Ronald Bassinger and Betty Jane Allen (David Kennedy). Her three children Lillie Talbott (Wesley), Elijah Templeton (Elizabeth), and Seth Templeton (Michelle Goto) mourn her sudden passing. 

Elaine found love with her husband, Marty Mangan. They were wed on June 10th, 2022. They were wonderfully happy and Elaine was thrilled to have gained four more children in her life with his children Rebecca, Brendan, Cameron, and Donovan. Fulfilling a lifelong dream to have a house full of love and a large family.  

Throughout the entirety of her life, Elaine excelled in her personal Mission Statement. To love and encourage those around her. She lived a full, meaningful, and joyful life. She is missed and remembered by countless friends, coworkers, students and family. 

There will be a celebration of Elaine’s life on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 5:00pm at Leavitt Funeral Home, 2036 Morven Rd., Wadesboro. 

The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. 

We hope you can join us in celebrating her beautiful life.

The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at

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