Kenneth W. Mabee
May 29, 1917 ‒ December 24, 2001
MANSFIELD: Kenneth W. Mabee, 84, of Yorkwood Road, Mansfield, died Monday morning December 24, 2001 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness.
He was born May 29, 1917 in Tiro to Vere and Lila (Wiley) Mabee, was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1935 and attended both The Ohio State University and Ohio Northern University.
He started his business career as a sales representative for the Tappan Stove Company.
A World War II Navy veteran, Kenneth served on a PT Boat in the Pacific Theater.
Following his discharge, he resumed his sales career, serving as Vice President of Sales for several companies including Philco, Sylvania, McGregor Sporting Goods and Dominion Electric.
He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served the congregation as an elder.
He organized and was a charter member of several groups in the early movement to aid the mentally retarded, and was always involved in community and civic affairs.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Doris (Goodenough) Mabee, whom he married May 17, 1941; three sons and two daughters-in-law Douglas Mabee of Mansfield, Richard A. & Sharon Mabee of Greenwich and Stephen & Dianna Mabee of Ocala, FL; four grandchildren Stephen, Kenneth and Dyanna Mabee all of Ocala, FL and Jeanette Mabee of Greenwich; and a brother and sister-in-law Robert E. & Charlotte Mabee of Mansfield.
A memorial service will be held Thursday December 27, 2001 at 11 am in First Presbyterian Church, 399 South Trimble Road, Mansfield. The Rev. Dennis Allison will officiate. Friends may call in the parlor of the church during the hour prior to the service. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church.