Mable Mae Pettibone
Mable Mae Pettibone
DECATUR, Ind. — Mable Mae Pettibone, 87, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away early Sunday morning, June 30, 2019, at her son Robert’s residence.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, to Spafford Olles “Spike” Crum and Gayle Maere (Kerns) Crum.

Mable was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. She loved her church where she taught Sunday school for many years, served on the Pastor Parish Board, served on the church Endowment Committee, volunteered with Hope Chest, delivered Meals on Wheels, and enjoyed her women’s Bible study. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Mable loved reading, watching sci-fi movies, and ice-skating. She enjoyed decorating for every holiday and baking.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Brandenburg of Newark, Ohio, and Cindy (Brad) Wilson of Yoder, Indiana; son, Robert James (Julie) Pettibone of Fort Wayne, Indiana; grandson, Zachary “Zak” Brandenburg; two granddaughters, Shaelynn “Shae” Pettibone and Gwendolynn “Gwen” Pettibone; and two great-grandchildren, Mason and Lilly Brandenburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pettibone and her brother, Donald Crum.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with Pastor Amy Covington officiating. Immediately following the service a luncheon will be served at the church for family and friends. Interment will then follow at Ridge Cemetery in Van Wert County, Ohio. Family & friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, League of the Blind & Disabled, Heartland Hospice, or Council on Aging.

Arrangements were handled by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, Indiana.

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