Mount Vernon News
  • Viola E. ‘Betty’ Sargent

  • July 15, 2011

LIMA — Viola E. “Betty” Sargent, 92, died July 9, 2011, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home in Lima.

She was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Mansfield to Forest and Margaret Mary Whittle Daugherty. On March 5, 1938, she married Charles E. Sargent, who died Dec. 23, 1973. Betty and Charles moved to a small dairy and chicken farm west of Batemantown. She also worked at Mazza’s Restaurant in Mount Vernon.

Survivors include four sons, Jack M. (Debra) Sargent of Denver, James C. (Judy) Sargent of Columbus, Jeffrey R. (Vickie) Sargent of Fredericktown and John R. (Jeanne) Sargent of Fort Worth, Texas; three daughters, Patricia A. (Charles) Mooney of Lima, Marlene Sue (Gary) Cline of Sunbury and Margaret Pegg Sargent of Lima; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jay F. Sargent; brother, James Daugherty; and sister, Margaret Mary Stevens.

Memorial service will be Friday, July 29, at noon in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown. Condolences may be expressed at

Submitted by Jeffrey Sargent.

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