Doris G. Mabee

June 08, 1918 ‒ June 01, 2010

Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield: Doris G. Mabee, age 91, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 1, 2010 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born June 8, 1918 in Toledo to Walter and Mary Goodenough and came to Mansfield and shortly thereafter graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1935. She attended DePauw University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

On May 17, 1941 she married Kenneth W. Mabee who preceded her in death. His work took them to 16 different cities before returning to Mansfield in 1977.

She was an active church member wherever they lived, holding many offices and filling roles in leadership. Here in Mansfield she was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder.

She helped organize and was a charter member of several groups in the early movement to aid the mentally retarded, and served on the Board of the Ohio Association for Retarded Children and Adults. Doris was always active in community and civic affairs.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law Douglas Mabee of Mansfield, Richard A. and Sharon Mabee of Mansfield, and Stephen and Dianna Mabee of Ocala, Florida, four grandchildren Steven Mabee of Orlando, Florida, Kenneth Mabee of Ocala, Florida, Dihanna Mabee of Denver, Colorado, Jeanette and Michael Urbanof Ashtabula, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert E. and Charlotte Mabee of Mansfield, and nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 11 am in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 399 South Trimble Road, Mansfield. Friends may call immediately prior to the service. The Rev. Dennis R. Allison will officiate. The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church may be made at the service or through the funeral home.