JEFFERSON — Mabel I. Nicka, age 94, formerly of Linda Lane in Jefferson, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Jefferson Healthcare Center where she has resided the past four years.
Mabel was born August 22, 1919, in Sheffield Township, Ohio, the daughter of the late Otis and Ethel (Forman) Richmond and has lived in the Jefferson area all of her life. She was a Kingsville High School graduate and was delighted to attend her 78th year class reunion in 2013.
Mabel was always an active member of her community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson and We the Women. She also participated in many activities at the Beulah United Methodist Church where she attended in her youth.
She enjoyed hosting family and friends in her home and regularly hosted her Sunday School Class. She frequently invited people in for a meal or a party. She often had nieces and nephews from two generations for overnight visits. Days spent on the farm and fair week at Aunt Mabel’s home was the highlight of the summer for many.
Mabel loved her flowers and yard, from early spring to late fall, she could be found in her yard digging, planting, weeding and picking blooms to share. She enjoyed craft projects and was known for her quilts and afghans, many of which were given to her family and church, and she also enjoyed bowling and golf.
Besides her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Armand in 2005; brothers, Glen (Helen) Richmond, Leonard (Laura) Richmond, Lester (Marion) Richmond and Otis (Janet) Richmond; and sisters, Alice (Louis) Cowdry, Lillian (Clayton) Brown, May (John) Ketola and Darlene (Floyd) Allen.
Mabel is survived by a brother, Garland (Shirley) Richmond in Arizona; several nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her friends and family.
Mabel’s request was for a Graveside Service to be held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5th, at Oakdale Cemetery, with the Rev. Philip Kachersky, of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 85 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio 44047.
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