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Betty Martin Schaar

September 12, 1944 March 27, 2019
Betty Martin Schaar
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Betty Martin Schaar, 74, of Amherst passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Born in Amherst County, September 12, 1944, Mrs. Schaar was the daughter of the late James Parrish Martin and Janice Jefferson Campbell Martin. She was retired after 38 years with GE – Ericsson and was a member of Wesleyan United Methodist Church.
Betty truly loved her family and especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Alex Grant; second husband, James A. “Jimmy” Schaar; sister, Della Arrington; sister-in-law: Audrey Martin; and brother-in-law, Ricky Viar.

She is survived by her sons: William Bryan Grant of Lynchburg and Kenneth Lee Grant (Angela) of Amherst; brothers: Carroll Martin, Sr. of Amherst, and Leroy Martin (Sandra) of Madison Heights; sisters: Judy Viar of Roseland and Genevieve “Dink” Clements (Wayne) of Amherst; grandsons: Dustin Bryan Grant, Michael Maxx Grant and Austin Lee Grant; step children: J.W. Schaar and Tracey Ladd; her step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Driskill Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carroll Martin, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Schaar Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm, Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude’s or Shriner’s Childrens Hospitals.

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Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Driskill Chapel

201 Grandview Drive
P.O. Box 665
Amherst, VA 24521

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Driskill Chapel
201 Grandview Drive Amherst 24521 VA
United States

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St. Judes Children Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children c/o Donor Relations 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive Tampa, FL 33607.

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