June 12, 1920 - Jan. 21, 2012
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Mabel E. Dunham of Garden City, Kansas, has gone to be with her Savior on this day, January 21, 2012.
Mabel was born June 12, 1920, to parents Theodore and Jessie (Cordwell) Wickizer. The family lived north of Max, Kansas, where she attended school.
Mabel married Clyde R. Dunham in Atwood, Kansas. To this union three children were born; Marilyn, Lyle and Joe. The family made their home in Wauneta, Nebraska, where Mabel and Clyde owned and operated a local café. Mabel later remarried Henry Peppler.
Mabel lived in McCook, Nebraska, for 57 years before selling her home and moving to Garden City in 2006 to be close to her daughter, Marilyn McIver. She lived in the Garden City Retirement Village.
Mabel enjoyed quilting for her children and grandchildren as well as cooking and baking for her friends and family when they came to visit. She also enjoyed playing her organ and took great pride in her flowers and yard. Mabel attended the Methodist church for over 50 years, worked in several cafes and sold Avon for 26 years. She was a wonderful mother and friend.
Mabel was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, sisters, two sons and two grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn McIver, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, four step-great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Beulah Behart and a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved so much.
Mabel had four wonderful girls who took care of her around the clock the last three months: her granddaughters, Jeanette McPherson and Clara Walker, as well as friends, Rosa Ann Kapp and Denise Zapata. Each of these ladies loved her dearly and worked hard to keep her safe and happy in her last days.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Chapel with Alisa Parde, associate pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow the funeral service in the Riverview Cemetery in McCook.
Memorial contributions may be designated in Mabel's name and sent to Marilyn McIver, 1406 Harding No. 4, Garden City, KS 67846.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit our website at www.carpenterbrealnd.com to sign our online guestbook or leave the family a message of condolences.