Mabel Mayhew


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Mabel Mayhew, 91, of Aledo, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be at Hamlet Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Mercer County Historical Society or the Mercer Carnegie Library.
Mabel was born on Dec. 27, 1921, in Muscatine, Iowa, to Ernest E. and Helen K. Wray LeQuatte. She married Ralph E. Mayhew on Sept. 21, 1945, in Illinois City. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1992.
Mabel was a 1939 graduate of Muscatine High School and received her Associate of Arts degree in education from Western Illinois University. She taught in Drury Township; Rock Island and Mercer County Schools. She also was secretary for the College Avenue Presbyterian Church for 14 years and for Mer-Roc FS Inc., for 12 years, retiring in 1983.
Mabel was a member of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, Mercer County YMCA, Illinois and Blackhawk Genealogical Societies and on the board of directors for the Mercer County Historical Society. She enjoyed reading and was a devoted grandmother.
Those left to cherish Mabel's memory include her children and spouses, Cathryn and Rick Haun, Shawnee, Kan., Edward and Diane Mayhew, Colona; three grandchildren, Gretchen Mortier, Eric Haun and Meghan Haun; a sister, Dorothy DeMers, Modesto, Calif.; and a brother, Ernest LeQuatte, Herrin, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Edward; and her husband, Ralph.
This obituary may be viewed and condolences left at www.speerfuneralhome.com.














 



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