Mabel Lucille (Campbell) Freese was welcomed into the arms of her heavenly Savior, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Green Hills Center in West Liberty. She was born on Aug. 5, 1930, in Lewistown, to the late Roy and Dorothy (Armentrout) Campbell.
On July 15, 1948, Mabel married her high school sweetheart, John Myron Freese, and they celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. He preceded her in death in 2019. She is survived by her four children, Kathy (Dave) Peabody of Xenia, Sherry (Joe) Jankowski of Culpeper, Virginia, Mike (Kathy) Freese of West Liberty, and Jeanie (Mike) Wall of Centerville; seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; John (Robyn) Freese and children Ashley, Ben, and Journee of Hilliard, Josh (Angie) Freese and children Joda and Sophie of Cecil, Abbey (Peter) Taylor and children Jayden and Isaiah of Columbus, Brad (Lindsay) Jankowski and children Remington and Barrett of Locust Grove, Va., Kurt Jankowski and children Hunter, Brooke, Paige, Bailee, and Kendyl of Linden, Va., Chris (Amanda) Wall and children Gavin and Landon of Springboro, and Matt (Haleigh) Wall of Valpariso, Ind.; two brothers, Robert (Carol) Campbell of West Liberty and Richard Campbell of St. Paris; a sister-in-law Sandy Campbell of Colorado Springs; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Olive (Walter) Engle; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford (Dixie) Campbell, Bill (Lucille) Campbell, and Roger Campbell; and a sister-in-law, Janet Campbell.
Mabel was a cashier for Mohr’s Market for 10 years. She was the produce manager at Fuson’s IGA (and later Fawcett’s IGA) in DeGraff for 25 years. She was a member of the DeGraff United Methodist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher and was active with the United Methodist Women. In later years, she was a member of Grace Chapel in West Liberty and served on the hospitality committee and was also involved in Bible studies. She was a co-leader with DeGraff 4-H Sewing Club.
She was dearly loved by her family and friends. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the dearest blessings of her life along with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She was a very well-respected mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend who loved deeply in word and deed, placing others above herself.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Grace Chapel Church, 500 Linden St. in West Liberty, where Pastor Zach Dudenhofer will officiate a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Burial will follow in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff.
Due to current pandemic orders, please be symptom-free, practice social distancing and wear a mask.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 740 Lakeview Plaza Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio, 43085, in honor of her great-grandson Barrett Jankowski.
Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, DeGraff, is honored to serve the Freese family and encourages anyone to share a fond memory or message of condolence at www.edsfh.com.