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Betty A. Brent

December 13, 2015

Betty A. Brent, 89, of the Emmanuel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Maria Joseph and previously of 303 Alton St., Danville, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her bedside on December 12, 2015 at her Emmanuel residence. Born in Hazleton on August 9, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Charles Nevin and Pearl Irene (Frye) Hackenberg.  

She was married for 65 years to the late John E. Brent, Jr, who preceded her in death November 9, 2010. 

Betty graduated from the Danville High School in 1945.  She thoroughly enjoyed working in the high school cafeteria for 22 years where she loved being around all the students, especially her grandchildren. 

Betty was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Church of Christ Danville PA. 

Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She always had a cheerful smile and kindness in her heart to share with those around her. Two great objects of love in Betty’s life were her two precious dachshunds (both named Abby). Despite her advanced dementia, she could always remember the name of her beloved dogs. Even in her last days, she would ask for her Abby.   

Surviving is a son: Gary Brent and his wife, Sally, of Danville; two daughters: Cindy Ammerman and her husband, John, of Danville, and Brenda Gibson and her husband, Keith, of Danville; six grandchildren: Gary Brent, Jr., John Brent, Stacy Miller, Todd Ammerman, Michael Herman, and Steven Herman; and seven great grandchildren: Corey Gallagher, Morgan Gallagher, Zachary Brent, Ashley Brent, Katie Brent, Paige Brent, and Carli Ammerman.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by four brothers: Murray Hackenburg, Parvin Hackenberg, Leonard Hackenberg, and Elwood Hackenberg (in infancy), and by two sisters: Irene Smith and Mary Jane Moyer. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be be held Wednesday, December 16, at 11:00 AM at the Shiloh United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom St., Danville with her pastor, the Reverend Mary B. Schmotzer officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery Danville PA.   Friends will be received from 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM.  The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom St., Danville, PA 17821, or to the Animal Resource Center, 301 A Boone Rd., Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com.


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