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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