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Margaret Marie "Peg" Langen

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Service: 10:00am Mon. May 8th, 2017
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

LANGEN, Margaret Marie "Peg", 89, of Springfield, died peacefully on Thursday morning, May 4, 2017 surrounded by her devoted husband and family. Dementia intruded on Peg's vibrant life fifteen years ago, but throughout those years she lived with grace, courage, love and humor. All who love Peg will miss her smile and laughter but are comforted knowing she is now at peace. Peg was born the eldest of nine children to Lillian and Bernard Copeland on March 25, 1928. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1946. It was at Catholic Central that she met her husband, Gene Langen, and they married on November 25, 1954 after Gene returned from serving in the United States Navy. Peg and Gene were the loving parents of six children. Their youngest child, Bud, died in 1991. Surviving children include Colleen (Steve) Anders of Richmond, VA; Kevin Langen, Gina Langen (John Okuley), and Dan (Tami) Langen, all of Columbus and Kay (Jon) Gray of Scio, OH. Peg was the best Grandma ever to her eight wonderful grandsons: Kyle, Tyler and Ryan Kinsey; Adam Okuley; Christopher and Matthew Anders and Michael and Andrew Langen. Each and every grandson was Peg's "favorite," and they all knew how much they were loved by her. Peg is also survived by her two youngest brothers, Richard (Sharon) Copeland and Michael Copeland of Springfield, brothers-in-law Roger Langen and Allan Langen, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. Peg will always be remembered for her vivacious, outgoing, friendly personality. She was a tireless advocate for the rights of her physically disabled son, Bud, to participate fully in all aspects of school when he was a student and her gift for communicating with others made her a perfect fit for the positions she held for many years at the Fayette County Board of elections and in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Ohio. Peg was a lifelong Democrat who believed in the dignity and worth of all people. She took tremendous pride in public service and continued serving others through her volunteer work after she retired. Peg's family extends the most sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the many nurses and caregivers who loved and watched over Peg at Eaglewood Village and at Oakwood Village. It truly "takes a village" to care for a loved one. Thank you all. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon, May 7, from 3:00-5:00 pm at CONROY FUNERAL HOME, 1660 East High Street, Springfield, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Teresa Catholic Church at 10:00 am, Monday, May 8, followed by burial at St. Bernard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Peg's memory to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
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- Bones, Sunday May 21st, 2017

Hello Gene & Family: we have such fond memories of Peg in our neighborhood here in Washington CH. She was such a Christ-like example of strength & courage & dignity & kindness. God bless you all.

- Jeff & Anita Sheridan, Monday May 8th, 2017

Gene, We just got back from North Carolina and read the obituary of Peg. Our prayers are with you and your family. We will always remember and cherish the fact that we knew Peg and You as friends, although I believe that every single person Peg met soon became a friend. May God speed. Bob And Margie Engle

- Bob and Margie Engle, Monday May 8th, 2017

To my Uncle Gene and all my Langen cousins, Aunt Peg's big beautiful smile, vivacious laugh and goodwill toward others will live on in our memory and through your lives forever. I remember visiting her and Uncle Gene on Floral when mother and daddy lived there. I wish I could be there for you all. Know that my love remains with you all through this painful loss. Love and hugs to a wonderful family ❤

- Caroline Copeland, Sunday May 7th, 2017

Kevin and family: I know the loss of a parent - our longest companion and advocate. My sympathy on the loss of your mother. I also lost my mom after a long health battle. My loss was balanced by knowing her spirit was freed from her body. May you be similarly consoled.

- Mark Matson, Sunday May 7th, 2017

We have very fond memories of meeting Peg in Richmond, Virginia. She loved her family dearly. Our sincere condolences go out to the entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

- Biv and Carol Taylor, Saturday May 6th, 2017

Aunt Peg was one of my role models. She always had the courage of her convictions, which is very much needed today. I will always remember her laugh and dedication to her family. Godspeed, my dear aunt.

- Eric Rader, Friday May 5th, 2017

Vivacious is the best way to describe my dear Aunt Peg. She filled a room with her love, humor & never ending energy. I will miss her so but will hold close so many wonderful memories. Much love to Gene & all the kids. Wish I could be there for all of you like you were when Mother & Daddy died. Hugs!

- Mary Rita Shank, Friday May 5th, 2017

Kevin, my heart goes out to you on the loss of your dear mom! Thoughts of peace and comfort to you, your dad, and your family. May your good memories of your mom bring a smile every day!

- Barry Alcock, Friday May 5th, 2017

Vivacious is the best way to describe my dear Aunt Peg. She filled a room with her love, humor & never ending energy. I will miss her so but will hold close so many wonderful memories. Much love to Gene & all the kids. Wish I could be there for all of you like you were when Mother & Daddy died. Hugs!

- Mary Rita Shank, Friday May 5th, 2017

Kevin, So sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. I know you cared for her deeply because of the way you spoke about your visits with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 🌹

- Barbara Emerick, Friday May 5th, 2017

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