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Mabel L. Thompson

Mabel L. Thompson, of Scio died three days prior to her 83rd birthday Aug. 11, 2009, in Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville.

Born Aug. 14, 1926, on the family farm near Kilgore, she was a daughter of the late Lee G. and Edith M. Condo Truby.

She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1944. A tireless worker Mabel worked in the flatware department of the Scio Pottery from 1967 to 1985, next she worked as a dietary aide at the Carriage Inn of Cadiz from 1986 to 2001 and for the past 8 years she worked through COAD where she was both a foster grandparent at Harrison Jewett Elementary School in Debbie Trotters Kindergarten Class and an aide during the summer months at the Scio Branch Library.

Mabel was dedicated to her community, belonging to the Scio Presbyterian Church for 50 years where she was currently serving as an elder. She had formerly served as a deacon and she was a member of their Women's Association. She was a member of the Scio VFD Auxiliary, Scio American Legion Post 482 Auxiliary, and Scio Civic Club. She was a former member of the Scio Women's Club, Scio Garden Club and Scio Calico Cats, a modern western square dancing club.

She is survived by children James H. "J.T." Thompson, Jr. and wife Kelly of Scio, Joe Michael Thompson and partner Tom Clinton of Coshocton and Karen Gatts and partner Ron Beatty of West Jefferson; grandchildren Rev. Mandy McGary and husband Rev. Mike of Spencer, ID, Amy Gatts and partner Keith Chittenden of Cadiz and Cindy Francis, husband Bob of Smithfield; and great grandchildren Sean, Grant, Owen and Olivia.

She was preceded in death by her husband J. Howard Thompson, Sr. on Dec. 15, 1989; brothers, Harold and William Truby and sisters Ruth Stanley and Pauline Stull.

Services were held in Scio Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jack Visser officiating. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Charity Hospice, P.O. Box 2483., Wintersville, 43953.

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