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Elizabeth Mohr, 90, retired teacher and volunteer; Feb. 12, 1921 -- Sept. 19, 2011

Elizabeth "Betty" Mohr of the City of Tonawanda, a retired teacher and active community volunteer, died Monday at the Weinberg Campus in Amherst. She was 90.

Born in North Tonawanda, she was a Navy Wave during World War II. She was a teacher at St. Mary's School for the Deaf before teaching at Tonawanda Elementary School. She retired in 1978.

Miss Mohr was active in the community and taught lip-reading at Tonawanda High School. She was a volunteer with the DeGraff Hospital Auxiliary and also served as a past president.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in the City of Tonawanda, where she also was a eucharistic minister, a former member of the Parish Council and a former religious education teacher. She was actively involved with the Chapel Restoration Committee.

She was a member of the YWCA, the Historical Society of the Tonawandas and the New York State Parent-Teacher Association. She was a charter member of the Women's Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.

She enjoyed writing poetry and had a children's story in verse published in the "American Junior Red Cross Magazine" in 1962.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 150 Broad St., City of Tonawanda.

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