The Noble Order of Knights of St. John International as usual, turned out in their numbers to accord a befitting burial to one of her illustrious members, Sr Angelina Adaugo Oguh who bowed out of this mortal existence at the age of 66.
During the homily at the Requiem Mass at St. Rose’s Catholic Parish Ihitte Ezinihitte Thursday April 19, 2018, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Mbanusi asserted that no accident can take away a person’s life unless as destined by God. He supported his assertion with examples of many who scaled through serious accidents and those who couldn’t no matter the level of accident. Continuining, he averred that Lady Angelina Oguh died after taking her supper on that fateful day because that was her time to die.
Rev. Fr. Evaristus Mbanusi stated that if we live like Christians, we shall welcome death whenever it comes; pointing out that the faithful should always be prepared since we don’t know when death will strike. Late Sr. Angelina Oguh, he went on, was an exemplary practicing Christian whose life is worthy of emulation; hence enjoining the family not to mourn like those who have no hope.
Citing examples of people who died while sleeping at night, he advised people if possible, not to lock their doors at night to avoid breaking them only to carry out their copses. He finally enjoined the faithful to live by the tenents of the gospel that can earn them heaven while all should pray for the soul of Sr Angelina to be granted eternal rest.
Towards the end of the requiem Mass, the first son of the deceased Rev. Fr. Benedict Oguh (SDV), welcomed all and sundry for identifying with them at the time of their sorrow and prayed God to lead them safely to their homes after.
He identified their deceased mother with the sterling qualities of a good mother and prayed God to accept her soul.
In a family funeral oration, Late Lady Angelina Adaugo Oguh was described as a woman of many parts: a family builder, a mother par excellence, a wife with a listening ear, a wife talented in singing, dancing and reading. She was also described as a refuge for visitors and friends, a renowned community leader and adviser who presided over women meetings, a chairlady of many organizations she belonged to such as Ihitte Development Federated (IDUF) Women Wing Owerri branch, Nneise Ihitte Women Wing Owerri branch and a Respected President (KSJI) LAUX 491 Eziinihitte, among others.
Some of the distinctive roles she played earned her the accolades of Ezinne by her home parish, St. Rose’s CWO Ihitte Ezinihitte LGA Mbaise, an award of Adaoha I by Ihitte Ezinihitte Lady Teachers Association.
Born at Oparachi Ihitte Ezinihitte LGA Mbaise by Nze and Lolo Joseph Ugochukwu Ekpo, Late Sr. Angy Oguh got her FSLC at St Rose’s Primary School Ihitte Ezinihitte Mbaise, 1963, her WASC at Girls’ Secondary School Amakohia Ikeduru where she served as a Senior Prefect sequel to her brilliance in 1972, her Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) at the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1987 and finally her B.Ed in Educational Management and Planning at Abia State University Uturu, Okigwe in 1994.
Teaching being a vocation she enjoyed much, she was employed as a Grade II teacher July 1st, 1987. She became a Head Mistress, July 2009, a Principal Supervisor of schools November 1998 and an Adult Education Inspector in Model Primary School, Owerri in 2003, a post she held till death struck. To her husband whom she married December 1997, she remained the best of wives because of her simplicity and heattrendering services. This however, didn’t include tolerating nonsense from anybody.
Many priests celebrated at the requiem Mass including the host, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. C. Ebii and first son of the deceased, Rev. Fr. Benedict Oguh. Some dignitaries include Brig Gen P.E. Okorie (KSJI), District 9 Commander, Major B. Nnabugwu (KSJI), Regiment Commander Col J.M. Alozie (KSJI), Sir M. Agala, Sir Nkemneme, Sir Johnson Eke, Sir Cletus Iwu and Sir J.O. Amaechi. Others include Sir Chris Njoku, HRH Eze Mmadinobi and Sr Fustina Ibe among others.
Late Sr Angelina Oguh is survived by her husband, Chief Sir Benedict Oguh and five children, including Rev. Fr. Benedict Ohuh, first son.