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     Mabel Ward-Robbins, age 86 of Lamar, died Thursday October 1, 2009, at Freeman Hospital West after a sudden illness.

 

     Mabel was born April 2, 1923 at Howard, KS to Robert F. and Audra G. “Utt” Hassard.  She graduated High School at Cedar Vale, KS and attended college for 1 year.  On May 29, 1942 she married Lyle M. Ward, and together they had 3 children.  After Lyle preceded her in death    July 15, 1992, she married O. Curtis Robbins, February 12, 1995. He preceded her in death April 13, 2003.

 

     Before moving to Lamar 7 years ago, Mabel worked for a number of years as a bookkeeper for Misch & Sons Printing Company in Coffeyville, KS.  She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Lamar, involved in Vacation Bible School, a member of YAH (Young At Heart) and YAH Crafters, a member of Surviving Spouses Group and Single Ladies Group, and she enjoyed and excelled at solving cryptogram puzzles.  She was also volunteered at the Lamar High School Library.

 

     She is survived by a son, Robert & René Ward, of Aurora, MO; a daughter, Rhonda & Patrick Ward Ross, of Lamar; four granddaughters, Darci & Zack Kent, of Fayetteville, AR, Erin & Brandon Johnson, of Joplin, MO, Tiffany & William Stephens, Ft. Bragg, NC, & Kristin Ward & fiancé Chase McChesney, of Kansas City, MO; three great-grandchildren, Zeke Stephens, Isaiah Stephens, and Gavin Johnson; and one brother George H. Hassard MD, of Port Aransas, TX

 

     Mabel was preceded by her parents, her husband’s Lyle Ward and Curtis Robbins, and a son Ronald Max Ward.

 

     Funeral Services for Mabel will be 10:00 am, Monday October, 5, 2009 at Daniel Funeral Home.  Burial will be 3:00 pm Monday at Round Mound Cemetery, Cedar Vale, KS.

 

     Contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

    

 

 

 

Comments

#15 Yukon, OklahomaDavid Lechliter 2009-12-03 16:04
Rhonda and Robert and families,

I just heard about the loss of your mother. I am so shocked and so saddened. She was so much a part of my life and I know Gary's, too. You have my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers. I just don't know what to say other than I'm so sorry. Blessings.

David Lechliter
and family.
Yukon, Oklahoma
#14 Lamar, MOJill Hall 2009-10-10 08:09
Church just will not be the same without Ms. Mabel; we "fought" with her every Sunday over who would get the best pew! I'm sure she has a front row seat now!
She had a heart for children that I will always admire, and her cheery, witty disposition will forever be an inspiration to me.
I'm praying for you all.
#13 Lamar, MOAmie Reno 2009-10-07 16:42
The Ross Family:
I am so sorry to hear about Mabel. Darci, I remember when we were younger going Kansas to visit your grandparents, they were very, very nice people.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Amie
#12 Coffeyville, KSBecky Rauch Griffiths 2009-10-06 09:58
Rhonda, Robert, and families,

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I always loved to see her at church when I was young. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Becky
#11 1103 Allen Street, Lamar, MO 64759Dorris Mayfield 2009-10-05 17:48
I was so saddened by the passing of Mabel. We have been neighbors since she moved to Lamar. She was a delightful Lady. May she soar with Angels.

Dorris
#10 1103 Allen Street, Lamar MO 64759Dorris Mayfield 2009-10-05 17:44
I was so saddened by the passing of Mabel We have been neighbors since she moved to Lamar. She w
#9 Rogers, ARJ&J Walmart Team 2009-10-05 13:19
Darci,
The entire team at J&J would like to express our deepest most sincere sympathy over your sudden loss. We send many heartfelt prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
Your friends at J&J
#8 Farmington, ArkansasRichard & Jo Marti 2009-10-05 06:05
Rhonda, Pat and Family,
We were so sorry to learn of Mable's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. In Christian Love, Richard and Jo.
#7 Arkansas OfficeStaff of Malone Advertising 2009-10-03 07:51
May the Lord Bless and Keep You.

With our Deepest Sympathy,
Your Friends at Malone Advertising
#6 Great Bend, KSRoy Lynn and Jackie Myers 2009-10-03 04:58
To Mabel's family:
My Aunt Betty Palmer notified my father, Roy L. Myers, and he called me to tell me of Mabel's passing. Our deepest sympathies to you on her move from earth to Glory. We hope you will be comforted by her life of service to our Savior.

We did not know Mabel well, and only met her a few times, but she impressed us as a kind and generous woman, much like her mother, my great-aunt Audra.

May our Lord give you strength during this time.

Roy Lynn Myers

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