VERSAILLES — Alice Mary DeMange, age 88, of Versailles passed away after a long illness January 15, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Columbus. She was born May 29, 1932 to the late Leroy and Mildred (Pitsenbarger) McEldowney. On May 1, 1952, she married the late Homer Louis DeMange. They were married 39 years until his death November 2, 1991.
Alice graduated from Ansonia High School, (class of 1950). She worked at Versailles Poultry Producers and was kept busy on the family’s dairy farm for 43 years. She was an active member of St. Denis Parish, where she belonged to the D of I, and also helped with funeral dinners for years. She was a friends to all, and spent many years helping to take care of her mom and the neighbor ladies. She loved spending time with, and taking care of her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and sister.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by great-grandson, Anthony DeMange, sisters and brother-in-law, Dolores Carter, Marlene and Urb Zumberger; and brother in-laws and sister-in laws, Paul and Helen DeMange, Earl DeMange, Francis and Betty DeMange, Marie and Ed Vagedes, Herb and Rosemary Tobe, Ruth and Ott Tobe, Elmer Link, Robert DeMange, and Betty DeMange.
She is survived by her five children, Ronald (Joan) DeMange of Versailles, Susan (John) Pottkotter of Columbus, Karen DeMange of Versailles, Joe (Cindy) DeMange of Versailles, and Mark (Donna) DeMange of North Star, 13 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings, Jim (Janet) McEldowney of Versailles, Tom (Rita) McEldowney of Greenville, Rosemary (Floyd) Monnin of Versailles, Carl (Ethel) McEldowney of Ansonia, and Fred (Donna) McEldowney of Versailles; brother-in-law, Ted Carter of Richmond, Ind., sister-in-law, Alvina DeMange of Piqua, Mary DeMange of Ansonia, and Phyllis Link of Coldwater.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 22, 2021, 10:30 a.m., at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, with the Rev. Fr. Jim Duell, celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Frenchtown. Friends may call on the family Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, for a “walk-through” visitation. The State of Ohio is under a mandatory mask order, and has required that face masks be worn, as well as practicing social distancing. Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown, Hospice of Central Ohio, or a charity of your choice.