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Ruth J. (Clement) Mangus

1929 ~ 2021 (age 92)

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Ruth Mangas passed away on December 23, 2021. She was bornin Lowell, MA., the daughter of Harvey and Aurore (La Pointe) Clement on July 6th 1929. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Girls School, Lowell, MA.  in 1948

After graduation, she and two girl friends went to Washington, D.C. to work in Civil Service, returning home in early 1950 to work at the Ft. Devens Military base near Lowell, MA. Shortly after the passing of her mother in late December 1950, she again went to Washington, D.C. this time to work at the Pentagon. During this time, she became a member of the Capital Girls and the USO, singing for the members of the different military bases in the D.C. area. At one time performing on stage with Eddie Fisher.

During the summer of 1952 she met her husband, Mauri Mangas, and they were married in March 1953, moving to Ft Wayne, IN she continued working for the Civil Service “Inspector of Naval Materials” in Ft. Wayne.

After the birth of their daughter they moved to Union City, IN and later worked for the Union City Body Company and Dealer Transit.

In 1958 the family moved to Muncie, IN and she was a full-time mother. After their daughter started College at Ball State University, she and her husband took up Ball Room dancing at the Elks club in Anderson, Muncie and Dunkirk, IN meeting and making many new friends.

She was a member of the Hazelwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Muncie, IN and a member of the women’s club. She has been a resident of the Morrison Woods facility for the past three years.

She is survived by her daughter Karen (Taylor) Mangas Carbonetti husband James Carbonetti of La Canada, CA her two granddaughters, Nicole Carbonetti and Jessica Carbonetti, also of La Canada, CA. Her brother, Russell Clements of Dracut, Mass and several nieces and nephews in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Florida, Indiana and Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Mangas, her parents, and her brothers Raymond, Harvey, Leo, and sisters, Marie and Janette.

There will be a private burial of cremains at Mauri’s side in Randolph County at New Lisbon Cemetery.

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