OBITUARY ~ MABEL PAULINE (KETTLE) PARMAN SMITH
October 30, 1914 ~ March 18, 2012
Mabel Pauline SMITH, daughter of Henry & Myrtle (BEAN) KETTLE, was born October 30, 1914 at Edelstein, Illinois. As a
young girl, the family moved to the Redding-Delphos, Iowa, eventually settling in the Blockton area. Mabel graduated
from Blockton High School. She received her teacher's certificate and taught school for a few years.
Mabel married Clayton L. PARMAN and together they owned & operated restaurants in Topeka, Kansas and Springfield,
Missouri. Mabel operated Sky Ranch Drive-In in Springfield for many years. Mabel later married Joe SMITH. She retired
and returned to Blockton, Iowa in 1971 to care for her aging mother.
Mabel would return to Springfield to live with
her son for three years before moving into the Clearview Home in Clearfield, Iowa where she has lived the last two years.
Mabel passed away at Clearview Home on March 18, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren Clayton Wayne McPHERSON and Janet McPHERSON; siblings Byron
& Dale KETTLE, Marjorie WILHITE and Mildred FULLER.
Survivors include her children Clayton D. (Thelma) PARMAN of Springfield, MO and Claudine (Darrell) McPHERSON of Quality,
KY; grandchildren Kathi JOHNSON and Wayne McPHERSON; sister Jean HAIDSIAK of Clearfield; other relatives and friends.
Mabel was cremated and a graveside service is planned for the afternoon of Saturday, March 31 at Rose Hill Cemetery in
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa was in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012
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