Mabel Saunders, 101

Mabel Saunders, 101, of Gallipolis, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center, Middleport, Ohio.

She was born December 5, 1912 in Lawrence County, Ohio, daughter of the late Custer and Bertha Pemberton Brammer. Mabel was married to Alfred E. Saunders and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1976. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Gallipolis, Ohio and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her daughter, Freda Wolfe of Bradley, Illinois; a son, Roger (Susan) Saunders of Bowie, Maryland; 8 grandchildren, Lance (Karen) Dubea of Altharetta, Georgia, Marsha (Bruce) Beatty of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Kim Schimmoeller of Lima, Ohio, April (Ashraf) Szuchyt-Sied of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Holly Szuchyt of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, Chris (Darrin) Francoeur of Bourbonnais, Illinois, Debbie (Michael) DeVore and Ashley Wolfe, all of Bradley, Illinois; 15 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; a son-in-law, Ray Dubea of Lafayette, Indiana; one brother, Bernard Brammer of Ironton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alfred E. Saunders, Mabel was preceded in death by a daughter Earlene Dubea, a son-in-law Roland Wolfe, stepmother Ollie Brammer, five brothers and three sisters.

Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the First Church of the Nazarene, Gallipolis, Ohio with Pastor Doug Downs officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. Willis Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flower, please consider donations in Mabel’s memory to Nazarene Missions, 1110 First Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631.