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Betty N. Degenhardt

May 15, 1924 ~ March 9, 2022 (age 97)


Betty Jean Degenhardt (nee Nowell) age 97 of Redford Township - formally of Brilliant, Ohio- passed away peacefully March 9, 2022.
She was born May 15, 1924 in Wheeling, West Virginia; Daughter of the late Horace and Mary Nowell (Maxwell)

Beloved wife of 66 years to the late Carl Degenhardt. Loving mother of Richard (the late Linda) Degenhardt. Cherished grandma of Lori (Michael) Anderson, Lisa (Bill) Ryan, and John DeWitt. Treasured great grandma of Chelsea (Christopher) Clay, Austin (Jessica) Ryan, and Matthew DeWitt. Dearest sister of the late Vivian Matthews. Aunt of the late Gary ‘Red’ Matthews & the late Cathy Law. She will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, and friends.

Passionate member of the Brilliant High School marching band where she played percussion and clarinet. Retired from K-Mart in 1986. She had a love of music, dancing and playing cards. She and Carl enjoyed traveling, camping and boating. She made everyone feel like family and was everyone’s grandma. Her cooking, especially her famous brownies, will be missed by all who knew her. Betty Jean loved spending time with her pride and joy- her family, who miss her immensely.

The Degenhardt family will receive guests Friday afternoon, March 18, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Downtown Farmington.

A Funeral Service for Betty will be Saturday morning, March 19, at 10:00 am also at the funeral home. To view the Funeral Service for Betty, please select this link that will be live at the time of the service.

Memorial donations in memory of Betty may be directed to the families team page for walk to end ALZ  Alzheimer's Society, a charity  that was dear to her heart.

To send flowers to Betty's family, please visit our floral store.


March 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thayer-Rock Funeral Home
33603 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI 48335

Funeral Service
March 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Thayer-Rock Funeral Home
33603 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI 48335

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