GAMBIER — Mabel Louis Bateman, 104, of Gambier, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. She was born on Oct. 8, 1912, in Galena to the late George and Abbie (Lee) Armstrong.

Mabel was a 1929 graduate of Howard High School and a graduate of Mount Vernon Business College. She worked in the payroll department of Cooper-Bessemer and in the office of the SS Kresge Store in Mount Vernon. She was clerk of the Kokosing Valley School District until its dissolution. Mabel was a correspondent for the Mount Vernon News, was a member of the United Methodist Church and attended the Howard Christian Church with many dear friends.

Mabel is survived by her son, John (Sue) Bateman of Gambier; three grandchildren, Kelly (Tammy) Chellis of Columbus, James (Renee) Bateman of Gambier and Ericka (Sean) Warns of Toledo; and nine great-grandchildren, Shelby (Ken) Zugg, Devin (Savannah), Blake, Savannah and Sophia Bateman, Elaina and Kelcie Warns and Victoria and Julia Chellis.

In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, who she married on July 4, 1935, John G. Bateman; and her daughter, Marilyn Bateman.

Friends may call on Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A service will follow beginning at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred in Home Hospice or the Ohio Eastern Star Home.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mabel L. Bateman.


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