Obituary Notice: Mabel C. (Parks) Shimmel

Obituary Notice: Mabel C. (Parks) Shimmel (Provided photo)

Obituary Notice: Mabel C. (Parks) Shimmel (Provided photo)

Mabel C. (Parks) Shimmel, 92, of Hyde went to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Shimmel was born Sept. 2, 1921 in Bigler, a daughter of the late Clark C. and Edith V. (Waple) Parks.  She married Harold Shimmel on Nov. 6, 1940 in Wallaceton, and they raised nine children.

Known as a woman of prayer and unwavering faith, she was a member of the Clearfield Bible Missionary Church.  She also took joy in staying at home and raising her family and will be remembered as an exceptional baker and cook.

She is survived by eight of her nine children, Phyllis Jean Letts of Hyde, Norman Wayne Shimmel and his wife, Marion of Carlisle, Mona Kay Bush of Woodland, Joan Elizabeth Blackmon and her husband, the Rev. Alan of Asheboro, NC, Dorcas Karen Junod and her husband, Richard of LaJose, Steven Michael Shimmel and his wife, Kim of Glastonbury, Conn., Cheryl Ann Myers and her husband, Fred of Norton, Ohio and Thomas Glen Shimmel of Clearfield; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren with another great-grandson scheduled to arrive next week.

She is also survived by three sisters, Maxine Yaglowski and Pyretta (Peg) Jane Brooks and her husband, Bob, both of North Tonawanda, NY, and Martha Bell Gallo of Amherst, NY; a brother, Nelson George Parks and his wife, Teresa of Sun City Center, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Parks of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Shimmel on May 2, 2002; one son, Harold Wesley Shimmel; two sons-in-law, Jefferson W. Bush and the Rev. David D. Letts; one daughter-in-law, Theresa (Orsino) Shimmel; and one grandson-in-law, Eugene Urban.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Leora Ada Dixon and Viola Fadel and two brothers, Edmund Jacob Parks and Charles Sherman Parks.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kevin A Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, with Pastor David Zimmerman officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Clearfield Bible Missionary Church, 202 Turnpike Ave., Clearfield, PA 16830 or to the Clearfield Foundation for Health-Hospice, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.

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