On Friday, April 23, 2010, Helen M. DeMange, age 88, entered into the Kingdom of God at 7:42 p.m. surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Versailles, Ohio. She was born September 12, 1921, to Peter and Elizabeth Paulus of Russia, Ohio. She married Paul R. DeMange on January 11, 1941. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1982.
She is survived by 14 children (7 boys and 7 girls) Carl (Diana), Joan, Marilyn (Jerry) Bensman, Elaine (Ron) Marshall, and Ken (Angie) of Versailles, Ohio; Betty (Bob) Poeppelman and Rick (Marg) of Osgood, Ohio; Marjorie (Paul) Bruey, Ernie (Diane), and Leroy (Ann) of Yorkshire, Ohio; Nancy (Harold) Niekamp of Minster, Ohio; Ed (Sue) of Rossburg, Ohio; Theresa (Bob) Hemmelgarn of North Star, Ohio; and Roger (Kris) of St. Henry, Ohio. She was the proud grandmother of 45 living and 4 deceased grandchildren, 2 living step grandchildren, 66 living and 3 deceased great-grandchildren, and 1 living step great-grandchild.
Also surviving are her sister Sarah Magoto and sister-in-law Bernice Paulus, both of Russia, Ohio. Preceded in death are her sisters Catherine Magoto, Christina Carity, Laura and Martha; and brothers Stephen, Lawrence, Adrian, and Tom.
Helen attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church where she was a member of the St. Barbara Ladies Sodality.
Friends and family of Helen may pay their last respects at the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, Ohio, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. A funeral Mass will be officiated by the Reverend David Zink on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood, Ohio. Helen’s final resting place will be at St. Martin’s Cemetery in Osgood, Ohio.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Osgood Fire and Rescue Departments.