OTTAWA - Evangeline "Vangie" E. Kersh, 93, of Ottawa, died 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at The Meadows of Putnam Acres, Ottawa.  She was born Oct. 9, 1920 in Leipsic, to the late John and Margaret (Recker) Kuhlman.  On July 31, 1939, she married Ralph Kersh.  He died January 3, 2003.

  Evangeline is survived by two children: David (Cheryl) Kersh and Anita Kersh both of Ottawa; 2 grandchildren: Amy (Jared) Wehri and Kathryn (Andrew) Beaston; and 5 great-grandchildren: Austin Wehri, Ashlee Wehri, Brayden Wehri, Macie Beaston and Mylie Beaston.  She is preceded in death by a son: Dennis Kersh; 4 sisters: Lucille Ott, Mildred Auerbach, Sevilla Wehinger and Florence Harrington and 2 brothers: Elmer Kuhlman and Eugene Kuhlman.

   Evangeline was a homemaker and one of the first telephone operators in Ottawa.  She had formerly worked as a clerk at Krogers and an office assistant at Weatherseal, both in Ottawa.  She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa and its Altar Rosary Society and Ottawa American Legion Auxiliary.  Evangeline attended Kreinbrink one room country schools well as Ottawa Public High School.  She enjoyed singing, music and especially her family.

   A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, with Fr. Matt Jozefiak officiating.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.

 Memorial donation s may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul School.  Condolences may be expressed at: