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Helen M. Desgranges

June 28, 1919 - May 27, 2017

Burial Date June 2, 2017

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Lima, OH
Helen M. Desgranges, 97 , passed away on May 27, 2017, at 7:57PM, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Helen was born on June 28, 1919 in New Bavaria, OH, to Oliver and Mary(Leaders) Desgranges who both preceded her in death.
Helen graduated from Florida High School. She later attended Northwestern School of Commerce. She attended St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Lima, OH. Helen worked for the Equitable Life Assurance Society where she eventually retired after 23 years. Throughout her life she was very proud of donating blood, she donated more than 23 gallons of blood to Blood Banks in Ohio, Indiana and Florida. During World War II she worked for a defense contractor in Bluffton, OH. In her later years she was a tax auditor for the Internal Revenue Service in Indiana. After retirement, she worked briefly in the accounting field and worked the 2010 Census and volunteered a number of years on the Election Board as an Inspector. Helen traveled to 48 of the 50 U.S. States including Alaska, Hawaii and many adventures to Canada, Provinces and Islands, she also visited Mexico several times. Helen also loved to golf, play cards and bowl during her free time.
Helen is survived by her siblings, Walter C. ( Helen W.) Desgranges of Holgate, OH, Ruby E. (William) Diehl of Lima, OH, Nieces and Nephews, Susan K. (Florian) Smith of Lima, OH, William E. (Cynthia) Diehl of Ft. Wayne, IN, Robert A. (Lea) Diehl of Lima, OH, Louise Desgranges of Grand Blanc, MI, Lee Garver of Ft. Wayne, OH, Larry(Robin) Desgranges, Carol Agler of Holgate, OH, Joann(Andrew) of Holgate, OH, Jim Desgranges of Holgate, OH, Rick(Pam) Desgranges of Holgate, OH, Kenneth Desgranges and David(Christine) Geiss.
She is preceded in death by her siblings, John H. (Dorothea) Desgranges, Alice E. (Edgar) Garver, nieces, Kathleen Desgranges, Linda D. (Jon) Schutte, Patricia Desgranges, and Christine A. Geiss.
Services will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:00AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Pastor Hughes to officiate the service. Burial will be in St. Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holgate, OH following the service.
Friends may call on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 9:00AM to 10:00AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ritas Hospice, 959 W. North St, Lima, OH 45805 and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 209 N. West St., Lima, OH. 45801
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com


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