Mabel A. Davenport

February 05, 1916 ‒ October 04, 2013

Delaware formerly Sunbury, Ohio

Mabel Annabelle Davenport, age 97, of Sunbury, died Friday afternoon October 4, 2013 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Sunbury February 5, 1916 to the late Charles and Grace (Spearman) Matthews and graduated from Sunbury High School. Mabel married Homer J. Davenport and raised one son and two daughters. She was a member of Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church and enjoyed participating in the Willow Brook Christian Village Adult Day Group.

Mabel was outspoken, kind-hearted and loved spending tie with her extended family. She loved to travel and made frequent trips to visit family in Colorado, Georgia and Virginia and made a trip to Australia to see her brother. A special treat of hers was visiting and holding her great-great grandchildren. Mabel enjoyed flowers, gardening and daily reading of the Bible and doing Bible word search puzzles. She was an avid sports fan of the Cincinnati reds, Cleveland Indians and her beloved OSU Buckeyes, and attended several Columbus Clipper games this season. Bird watching and combing her cat were favorite past times.

She is survived by one son, Roger (Rose) Davenport of Plain City; son-in-law, Robert Piatt of Delaware; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1967; two daughters, Carolyn Krause in 2008 and Iris Piatt in 2012; brother, Merrill; sisters, Coral Matthews and Olive Davenport; 2 grandchildren and on great grandchild.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware where services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Willow Brook National Church Residences Center for Senior Health, 100 Willow Brook Way South, Delaware, OH 43015 or Council for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH 43015.

Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Davenport family. Condolence may be expressed at