Betty Marie (Donovan) Black, Cape District retiree

January 12, 2021

Betty Marie Donovan Black, 89, of Milton passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Milford Place.

Betty was a lifelong resident of Milton, the daughter of the late Howard L. and Mary Elizabeth (Parker) Donovan.  She worked as an administrative assistant with the Cape Henlopen School District for over 30 years and retired in 1991.  

Betty was a lifelong active member of Goshen U.M. Church.  She enjoyed being outdoors doing yard work and was an avid golfer well into her 80s.  She was an active member of Shawnee Country Club (now The Rookery).  She enjoyed participating in golf tournaments all around the region and received many recognitions for her golfing achievements over the years.  She also enjoyed mentoring students at Milton Middle School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Black IV and her brother Norman L. Donovan.

She is survived by her son, Joseph H. Black and wife Cindy; two grandchildren, Kristin Hamilton, Scott Hamilton and wife Durbin, and great grandson, Nathan; as well as extended family and friends.

A graveside funeral service will be held at noon, Friday, Jan. 15, at Goshen U.M. Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Milton.  Those attending must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing and gathering protocols.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory are welcome to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Arrangement handled by Short Funeral Services, Milton.

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