April 17, 2003
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Elisabeth “Bettie” Belanger Egart
Elisabeth “Bettie” Belanger Egart died a peaceful and gentle death on Monday, April 14.
She was born in 1912 in Detroit, where she grew up with her sister, Mimi, under the care of her mother, aunt and grandmother following her father’s early death, when Bettie was 10.
She attended the Sacred Heart Convent School in Grosse Pointe, Mich., where she was a member of a delegation of girls sent to the Vatican in 1923 for the canonization of Sister Sophia Barat, the founder of the Sacred Heart Order. They sailed to Europe and traveled for a month in several countries. It was always one of her favorite childhood memories.
In 1942, while attending an Officer’s Club dance in Detroit, she met Army Lieutenant George Egart of Atlanta, who was temporarily stationed in Detroit. Six months later they married, eventually settling in Chicago where they raised their five children, Liz, Michael, John, Katie and Peter.
Their happy life was centered on family, friends and their children’s activities, especially sports. They took a special delight in participating in their grandchildren’s lives. They were active members of St. Paul of the Cross parish in Park Ridge, Ill.
After 49 years of marriage, George died in 1992.
In 2000, Mrs. Egart moved to Yellow Springs to be near her daughter Katie. Mrs. Egart was one of the first residents of the Friends Assisted Living Center shortly after it opened. She quickly made good friends with other residents, staff and Yellow Springs residents, enjoying weekly bridge games with Willa Dallas, fellow resident Betty Sackett and others. She delighted in the natural surroundings here, the trees, wildflowers, the bikepath, the Glen. She also thoroughly enjoyed people-watching in downtown Yellow Springs. She attended St. Paul Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband George and her first grandson, Kevin McDougal.
She is survived by her sister, Mimi Brenton; a niece, Stephanie Montoya of Albuquerque, N.M.; and her five children, a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law and grandchildren, Liz and Pat McDougal of Nashville, and their three children and spouses, Sean and Liz McDougal, Dan McDougal and Heather and Kris Bomar; Mike Egart of Chicago and his children, Mary Frances, Timothy, Patrick and Michael; John and Patty Egart of Minneapolis and their three children, Christy, Ben and Allie; Katie Egart of Yellow Springs; and Peter and Mary Egart of Brookings, S.D., and their two children, Emily and Katie.
A funeral service will be held tomorrow (Friday), 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church. A memorial reception and lunch will also be held tomorrow, at noon, at Friends Assisted Living Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends Assisted Living Landscape Fund, 170 East Herman Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387.

Lynn Bond Brown
Lynn Bond Brown of Springfield died Friday, April 11, in Community Hospital. She was 50.
Born on July 17, 1952, in Springfield, she was the daughter of Charles Levi and Juanita (Richendollar) Bond.
Ms. Brown was a waitress for the Hickory Inn for 17 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Timothy K. Brown; sister and brother-in-law, Sonja Bond-Clark and John Wall Clark of Yellow Springs; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Kay Brown of Urbana; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Kim Brown of Urbana; her uncle and aunt Buddy and Dixie Richendollar of Springfield and many other aunts, uncles and cousins that she was close to.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 14, in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park.

Dennis Andrews
Dennis Ray Andrews of Xenia died suddenly on Tuesday, April 8, at home. He was 51.
Born in Xenia, he was the son of Dean and Mary Ann (Benefield) Andrews.
Mr. Andrews was employed at Vernay Laboratory. He married Katherine J. Shanks on July 25, 1970.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife; his mother, Mary Ann of Xenia; his son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Kristen Andrews of Xenia; grandchildren, Dillon and Cheyenne Andrews of Xenia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Kathy Andrews of Xenia, Larry and Judy Andrews of Mason and Bob and Bess Andrews of Georgia; sisters, Susan Hoel of Indiana and Pat Miller of Dayton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 11, at Dayton Avenue Baptist Church in Xenia, with interment in Woodland Cemetery in Xenia.
Memorial donations may be made to Xenia Firefighters Local 698, 225 East Main Street, Xenia, Ohio 45385. McColaugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.