Obituary for Helene “Dee” Woods

Helene “Dee” Woods

Mrs. Helene Dee (Youse) Woods, a life-long Warsaw, IN resident went into the loving arms of Jesus Friday November 12, 2021, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Helene Dee (Youse) Woods, daughter of the late Helene (Person) and Don C. Youse was Born September 18, 1955, in Warsaw, IN. She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1973 and married her high school Sweetheart, Daniel L. Woods. They celebrated 48 years of marriage this October 19th. They were blessed with one daughter, Lindsay Nicole (Woods) Gergely and her husband Jason Gergely whom she loved like her own son. Her favorite role was as Yaya to her 3 granddaughters Scarlett Grace Gergely, Calla Elizabeth Gergely and Maren Rose Gergely.

She was extremely intelligent, articulate, and hardworking, showing all these traits during her 26-year career with DePuy before stepping away from Director of Credit and Collections to choose her favorite career of staying at home to care for and raise Lindsay. She loved reading, spending time with her family, visiting the Outer Banks and being at the ocean. She lived her life proudly for the Lord and was the biggest prayer warrior for friends and family.

Proceeded in death by her parents Helene (Person) Youse and Don C. Youse. She is survived by the love of her life, Daniel L. Woods, her daughter Lindsay (Woods) Gergely of Warsaw, son in law Jason Gergely, brother Rev. Don C. Youse Jr. of Pittsburgh, and sister Lee Gast of Lafayette.

 A visitation is planned from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service in celebration of her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday November 20, 2021 in the funeral chapel. Kondo Simfukwe and Jeff Gill will officiate the services. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Masks are optional, and social distancing is encouraged. No food is permitted at this time.

The family is requesting in Lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to:

KC Riley Kids Fund

c/o Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Inc.

102 East Market Street

Warsaw, IN 46580


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