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Wilfred E. "Gene" DeMers Obituary


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“This is Dax DeMers. I am the son of Dale, who was the son of Gene. I have fond memories of my grandfather Gene but when my father, Dale, died ...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Dax DeMers - Baton Rouge, LA

“Dear Helen, I am so sorry for you loss. I just found out that Gene assed away. Although time does not heal the pain you feel it does get a...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Cynthia Roach DeMers - LA

“Grandma Helen, May Jehovah infuse you and our family with the “power beyond what is normal,” so as to endure the pain of grief. —2...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Valerie DeMers - Oakland, CA

“I am so glad I had the chance to be his nurse and to meet you Helen. May God bless you and your family at this time. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Pam Satory - McArthur, OH

“Sorry to hear of the passing of ' the clock man'. Deepest sympathy. The Schroeder of Mt Olive Rd. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Georgia Schroeder - McArthur, OH

“Dearest Helen, and Barney, My heart is heavy for your loss, and I am unable to help. . . . Jesus will though! I know that Gene has received his...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Tami Sunker - Columbus, OH

“Aunt Helen you are in my constant thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy DeMers - Columbus, OH


Wilfred E. "Gene" DeMers, age 84, of McArthur, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born November 5, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Alphonse DeMers and Francis Reagen DeMers. Gene was a former self-employed clock maker. He is survived by his wife, Helen Steinbrook DeMers; sons, Douglas Paul DeMers of Lafayette, Louisiana and Barney Bland of Youngstown, as well as 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Gene was preceded in death by sons, Dale Andrew DeMers and Denny Floyd Bland and his brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Betty Jo DeMers. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery.