Etta Jane (Kottenbrook) Bach Hagans, 63, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home in the presence of her loving family on Monday, March 26, 2012.
Born on June 26, 1948 in Chillicothe, OH, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Olive Etta (Puckett) Kottenbrook.
She was a 1966 graduate of Chillicothe High School.
Etta retired after 18 years of dedicated service from the Penns Grove/Carneys Point School District (New Jersey) in 1997 where she loved her work as a teacher’s assistant.
She enjoyed listening to music and dancing, traveling with her husband and spending time at the Cape May shore. Etta loved surrounding herself with family and friends. Through her infectious smile, zest for life and love for others, she touched the lives of many. As a genuine and sincere individual, she had a gift of making everyone she met feel special. Her wonderful distinctive laugh will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Etta will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, mentor and friend.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Middletown.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 33 years, George T. Bach III.
Etta leaves a legacy of cherished memories to her husband, Dean C. Hagans, Sr.; son George T. Bach IV and his wife, Vicki, of Townsend; daughter, Emily Davis and her husband, Joseph, of Pennsville, NJ; her husband’s children, Shamir Hammet of Bear, Dean C. Hagans, Jr. and his wife, Sabrina, of Middletown and Dedrick Hagans of Virginia; sister, Sharon Damico of Columbus, OH; brother, Charles Kottenbrook, Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Chillichothe, OH; four grandchildren, George T. Bach V, Ashley Bach, Jayden Hammett and Gavin Hagans; several nieces and nephews, as well as many dear friends.
Funeral services will be held noon on Saturday, March 31 at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street in Middletown, where family and friends may visit two hours prior to funeral services. Interment will be private.
At the families’ request, memorial contributions can be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 173 Noxontown Road, Middletown, DE 19709.