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Betty J. (Deer) McDonough

December 5, 1925 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 92)

Betty J. McDonough passed away on January 7, 2018 at Vancrest Healthcare Center at the age of 92.  Betty was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 5, 1925 the daughter of Charles & Ruth (Allen) Deer.  Following high school, Betty worked at Gimbel’s Department Store.  After the war, she married Martin “Marty” McDonough on January 9, 1947.  They moved to Van Wert, Ohio after Marty graduated from Watchmaking School and raised four children.  Betty was a homemaker until after her children were raised, when she returned to work.  Betty worked at McDonald’s and later at the Van Wert County Hospital, where she retired in 1990.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Sharon Hoyng of Gastonia, North Carolina; three sons, Martin, Michael (Lu Ann), and Daniel of Van Wert, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Shannon, Marty, Austin, Dayne, Dillon, Ryan, Regan and Kimberly; and five great grandchildren, Jasper, Jovie, Miles, Colton and Henry.  In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Deer; and daughter in law, Cheryl McDonough.  Betty was a friendly, loving and caring person who enjoyed animals, traveling and being a mother.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Private family graveside services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio. 

Public visitation will be from 3-5 PM on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Vancrest Healthcare Center or Community Health Professionals-Hospice.

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is handling arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at:

 Service Information

January 10, 2018

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

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