Mabel Biehl, 99

Mabel Virginia Biehl, 99, Wabash, died at 2:35 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash. She was born Feb. 27, 1915 in La Rue, Ohio to Hugh and Virgie (Roush) James.

Mabel married John Biehl in 1957, and he died in 1961. She delivered papers for the Huntington Herald Press, was a butcherette for Jack Thrift's Grocery in Huntington, and retired from Wabash Magnetics. She was a member of the St. Peter’s First United Church of Christ in Huntington, the Eastern Star, the Huntington Bowling League, was very active in the Dallas Winchester Senior Center, and also belonged to the Bunco Group for several years. She moved to Wabash in 1996. Mabel enjoyed flower gardening, cross-stitching, embroidery work, and especially euchre, and pinochle.

She is survived by four children, Meredith (Barb) Brown, Jerry (Sherry) Brown, and Sharon (Jerry) Helvie, all of Huntington; and Marsha (Duane) Rhamy, Swayzee; brothers and sisters, Raymond James, Wellsville, Ohio; Virgie Ane Kinsler, New Bloomington, Ohio; Betty Lou (Bill) Jones, Marion, Ohio; Marguerite Hickman and Mary (Dale) Hughes, both of La Rue, Ohio; and Herb (Anna) James, New Bloomington, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, including Andrea (Dan) Schlemmer and Juliane (Clint) Sluss, both of Wabash; Jason Kline, Huntington; and Jon Kline, Goshen; 53 great grandchildren, and 31 great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Ronald and Richard Brown; four brothers, four sisters, one great grandchild, and two great, great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m.

Preferred memorial is Dallas Winchester Senior Center.

The memorial guest book for Mabel may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Dec 10