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.

  • Cecil
    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
  • Front.rest
    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
  • Front.batter
    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
  • Front.green Screen
    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
  • Front.snake
    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
  • Front.fireworks
    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
  • Front.rock Study
    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2017