September 21, 2008
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/24/2008 18:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/24/2008 19:00:00
Mabel Alice Penwell (nee Martin), age 91, resident of Willard, Ohio and former resident of the London/Springfield area passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2008 at the Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard, Ohio. She was born May 9, 1917 in Petersburg, West Virginia to John F. and Alice M. Martin (nee Hill). She was the youngest of nine children: Forest, Adsen, Gladys (Oris), Hazel (Kiefer), Lillian (Dingledine), Ruby (McCallister), Margaret (Snyder) and John Jr.
She lived most of her years in the London and Springfield, Ohio areas. She moved to the Willard area in 1988 where she spent most of her time with her great-nieces and nephews. She was an avid John Wayne fan and loved to watch movies.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles C. Caine of Springfield, Ohio and Elza E. “Whitey” Penwell of London, Ohio, her parents John and Alice Martin, and all of her brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM where the funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Bill King officiating. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Oakhill Cemetery in London, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I am truly sorry to hear about Great Aunt Mabel’s passing. I have very fond memories of being young and spending the summer at her house with Jenny. I will cherish those memories for ever and ever.
(Betty Dingledine’s granddaughter)