Mount Vernon News
  • Martha “Betty” Degenhart

  • March 27, 2010

DANVILLE — Martha “Betty” Elizabeth Degenhart, 89, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, March 25, 2010.

She was born April 5, 1920, in Cambridge to Joseph V. and Marie M. (McCulley) Castner. She was married to Robert W. Degenhart. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Groveport for over 60 years, including the Forever Young church group, and also the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. She was employed by Lazarus for over 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her children, Tommy Degenhart and Judith Penn; her brother, Robert V. Castner (wife Helen); her sisters, Marjorie Castner, D. Joann Walgamott and Genevieve Polanka; and a grandson, Joseph Abbitt.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Robert (Lorena) Abbitt, Sheryl (Duane) Mickley, Julie (Scott) Grady, Tom (Deidre) Abbitt and Angie (Troy) Fenner; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Melissa, Chris, Scotty, Mike, Chance, Tomea, Pierce, Joshua, Brayden, Abbie and Ali; a great-great-grandchild, Brayden; a brother-in-law, Osh Wolgamott; a son-in-law, David Penn; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held Monday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will be the celebrant. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Northwood Cemetery in Cambridge. Calling hours will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements;




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