Marjorie Degen

March 4, 1930 - October 15, 2018
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Marjorie M. Degen, 88, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, October 15, 2018 in Schoenbrunn Health Care Center at New Philadelphia, following a lengthy illness.

Born in New Philadelphia on March 4, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Samuel W. and Clara Dorsey Kopp Degen. Marjorie received her Bachelor’s in Educat…

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Marjorie M. Degen, 88, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, October 15, 2018 in Schoenbrunn Health Care Center at New Philadelphia, following a lengthy illness.

Born in New Philadelphia on March 4, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Samuel W. and Clara Dorsey Kopp Degen. Marjorie received her Bachelor’s in Education Degree from Duquesne University and also her Masters in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She had taught at various schools in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio and was a former substitute teacher for various school systems in Tuscarawas County. Her last position, before retiring, was with the Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools. Marjorie had also previously been employed by the Akron Public Library and worked in the Philosophy, Religion and Education departments.

Marjorie was a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Philadelphia; a former member of the Sisters of Divine Charity, Allison Park, Pennsylvania, where she was known as Sister Clara Kopp; she was also a member of the Tuscarawas Genealogical Society; and a life member of the Ohio Retired Teacher’s Association.

She is survived by her husband, Marion J. Degen, whom she married June 29, 1974. Also surviving are her sisters, Eleanor Tylka of Wooster and Carol Brick of Uhrichsville; and brothers, Samuel Kopp of Canton, Edward Kopp of Twinsburg, Larry Kopp of Dover and Danny Kopp of Mansfield. Three sisters and a brother are also deceased.

A funeral mass will be conducted, Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM in Sacred Heart Church at New Philadelphia with Father Jeff Coning officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia. Visitation will be Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 1 to 4 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia where a Christian Wake service will be conducted at 3:30 PM.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Address:

139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

Address:

Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Born: March 4, 1930
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Dennis Polen posted on 10/20/18

Sorry for your families loss. Sending our condolences and well wishes. The Polen family.

 

Ruth Ann Berry posted on 10/20/18

Dear John, I pray God will comfort you in your loss. I am sorry I could not come to the service do to my accident. Sincerely, Ruth Ann Berry

 

jennie Segee(Murray) posted on 10/18/18

I was sorry to read of Marjorie's passing. She babysat my brothers and me many years ago. Marian, you are in my prayers. I know through personal experience that God is a huge comfort in times like this.

 

Ben and Marilyn Shaw posted on 10/18/18

Marion, so sorry to hear of Marjorie's passing! You are in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless!! Ben and Marilyn Shaw

 

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