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.