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Mabel Sloan Osceola

Mabel Sloan, 94, of Osceola died Oct. 26, 2013, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.

Funeral services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. Interment was in Murray Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Christian Church in Osceola. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.

Mabel Irene Sloan, daughter of Eva Pearl (Moare) and Clarence Wilber Wolfe, was born Aug. 12, 1919, in Clarke County.

Mabel grew up on a farm in Clarke County, attended country schools and graduated from Osceola High School in 1935. She received her normal training certificate and began teaching at Clarke County Country School, where she taught for four terms.

On May 5, 1940, Mabel married Richard Wesley Sloan at the Christian Church parsonage in Winterset.

They lived in Murray until 1941, when they moved to Osceola.

In 1942, they moved to Des Moines and returned to Osceola in 1948.

Mabel worked for Snowdons Inc. as a seamstress and inspector. She retired in 1980 after 32 years.

Mabel was a member of Murray Church of Christ and later transferred her membership to Osceola First Christian Church. She served on many boards and sang in the choir.

Mabel is survived by her daughters, Mary Schwartz of Kansas City, Mo., Jo Ann (Larry) Strukkar of Marion and Donna Sloan of Osceola; grandchildren, Brian (Josie) West of Des Moines and Jeffrey Shwartz of Kansas City, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Brandina, Brittany, Patricia and Dominique; sister-in-law Verda Wolfe of Osceola, other relatives and many friends.

Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Barbara Sloan, son-in-law Lou Schwartz, granddaughter Linda Klein, sister Marie Craig; brothers, Leo and Donald Wolfe; sister-in-law Mary Funkhouser and brother-in-law Bart Funkhouser.

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