Monahan, Betty

Written by David Green.

Betty J. Monahan, 87, of Burt Road, Hudson, Mich., died Jan. 4, 2013, at Lenawee County Hospice Home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Metamora, Ohio, to Howard and Anna (Myers) Irwin. She married Philip Monahan on Aug. 18, 1945, in Assumption, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Sept. 26, 2003.

Betty graduated from Metamora High School in 1943 and was a resident of the Hudson area. She was a charter member of Our Lady of Mercy Church and co-founder of St. Vincent De Paul in Fayette, Ohio.

Betty  is survived by three daughters, Patricia Miller of Henryville, Ind., Phyllis (and John) Holtz of Dundee, Mich., and Barbara (and Richard) Koning of Capac, Mich.; four sons, Don (and Rhonda) Monahan of Waldron, Mich., David (and Sue) Monahan of Hudson, Richard (and Angela) Monahan of Tecumseh, Mich., and Tracey Monahan of Waldron; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Eldin Irwin; one sister, Noreen Dickson; and one great-grandson, Tyler Monahan.

Mass of Christian Burial is planned at 11 a.m. Monday,  Jan. 7, at Our Lady Mercy Church in Fayette, with Father Marty Nassr as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Hudson.  Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, with a vigil prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Vincent De Paul in Fayette.

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