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Mabel E. Loyd  

Mabel E. Loyd

December 2, 1919 – January 15, 2015

Mabel E. Loyd, age 95, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Thursday evening, January 15, 2015.

Born in West Salem, IL on December 2, 1919, Mabel was the daughter of the late Clarence N. Ginther and Roxie O. (Blood) Ginther. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her loved ones.

Mabel was a woman of strong faith and was a founding member of Calvary Baptist Church in Newark where she worshipped for over 60 years. She gave of her time and talents by serving as a Sunday school teacher and as a member of the choir. Active in her community, she served as a Girl Scout leader for many years. Mabel was exceptionally creative and enjoyed crafting, crocheting, ceramics and oil painting. In her leisure time, she liked fishing and hunting in her younger years, bowling in her senior years and loved a good game of card with friends. Mabel was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend to many and will be deeply missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers. Mabel is survived by her loving husband of 74 years, Robert R. Loyd; daughters, Virginia L. Jenson (Bernard) of Landenberg, PA, Barbara E. Stevens of Newark, DE and Beverly R. Smith of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday evening, January 22, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Friday morning, January 23, 2015, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 215 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mabel’s name may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, at the address listed above or to the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, attn: Capital Campaign Building Fund, 501 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Donna Williams, January 17, 2015

    Aunt Mabel was also a loving Aunt! She always made sure to send a birthday card, with a handwritten note, and a Christmas card , with a note.
    My first trip without my parents was to see Aunt Mabel, Uncle Bob, and Great Grandma. My sister and I went with our grandparents (her brother Noble and wife Ruth). That was also my first airplane flight. I remember peanut butter and fluff sandwhiches for lunch, after swimming all day at the neighbors pool. We even went bowling! It was also the first time I shot a gun… I missed the “pigeon” but my sister hit it
    on her first try.
    OH- the most important FIRST was- driving to Newark for the wedding when I was 2 years old. My grandpa, Noble (Mable’s oldest brother) thought I was the best traveler in the world. Til the day he passed, anytime he introduced me to someone new, he would say with a twinkle, “That little Dickens
    rode all the way from Illinois to Delaware, straight through and never asked for a thing or complained. She is a little Dickens.”
    Thanks, Aunt Mabel and Uncle Bob for all the “firsts” you provided…and the great story for Grandpa to tell about me for 37 years. Say, “HI” to him for me. Love you and will miss you. Donna
    PS- Now when I write you so many notes in my head all day, and then don’t get them all typed and sent, you will now get to hear them all and share Wyoming with me (when you come to visit!). xoxoxxxx

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  2. Elaine (Jones) Zakrzewski, January 18, 2015

    A part of numbed today when reading of the passing of Mrs. Loyd. She was a “second mother” to me for so many years as I was growing up and always was there for me when I needed her, even when I became an adult. Heaven is so much richer now with her in attendance and watching down over us we will still never be alone. I pray she is visiting with all the friends and family that went before her and to know she is no longer suffering or in any pain is of great comfort. She was such a wonderful lady that truly knew the meaning of Love and God, both of which she showed everyday. She and Mr. Loyd were two of the most amazing, wonderful and loving people I have ever had the blessing of knowing. Although it has been a while since I visited them my memories are strong in my mind and I will always miss her and think of them with sweetness, kindness and love. May God Bless you Mr. Loyd and Gena, Barb & Bev may you each know the love I feel for your parents and each of you. You three were the sisters I never had. With much love, sympathy and peacefulness for each of you. God Bless

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    • Elmer Ginther, January 19, 2015

      Aunt Mabel was a very happy,talented and caring person.She always made the most wonderful Christmas and birthdays presents.I always treasured the picture of her and I
      sitting on the running board of my dads model ‘A” Ford when I was four years old.Where enjoyd the time that they spent visiting us in Lake Petersburg,Il’ I enjoyed talking to her because she was so interesting.We have many happy memories and will miss her

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  3. Ms Selby, January 19, 2015

    I would like to offer my Condolences to the entire family, and to the close friends of the family. When a love one falls asleep in death there is Gods word for comfort that he wants us to be comforted by, please read in yours John 6:39 Revelation 21:3,4 Isaiah 57:18

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  4. Mark St. Clair, January 21, 2015

    My prayers go out to your family especially Bob who has been an inspiration and my skeet shooting instructor and mentor. God bless you all.

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  5. Bob and Marian Edmonson, January 24, 2015

    Bob has fond memories from the neighborhood in Lincoln Estates. It was always a highlight to get an update in Mabel’s Christmas card. Thank you, Virginia, for contacting us about your mom’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Loyd family.

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  6. Wanda Haugen, January 26, 2015

    Dear Mr Loyd, Gena, Barb, & Bev,

    Your wife and mom was very special to our family. Mabel and my mom were born in the same year
    and Mine has been gone since 2001. Mable and your family have always been important to us.
    Such a caring person who took care of us when my mom broke her arm and your mom took us in
    for overnight! The memories of your family are dear to us…thank you for sending the note…glad
    Mabel doesn’t hurt anymore can’t wait to see her when we all get there!! love to you, Wanda

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