Mabel Marie Britain, 102, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Heartland of Hillsboro. She was born Oct. 5, 1914 in West Union, the daughter of the late John H. and Amanda Mae Grooms McCarty. Mabel worked as a nurse's aide at the Greenfield Hospital and Edgewood Manor and was a member of the Leesburg United Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Larry L. (Alicia) Britain of Hillsboro; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Hamilton of Washington C.H.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Britain, on March 16, 1963; two children, Marilyn Allen and John (Audrey) Britain; one grandson, Johnny Allen; five brothers, Delmer, Emerson, Richard, Emery and Estel McCarty; and two sisters, Dentie Grooms and Betty Brown. Funeral services for Mabel will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 21 at the Leesburg United Methodist Church. Pastor Rich Allen will officiate. Burial will follow in the Ash Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leesburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 333, 117 Church St., Leesburg, Ohio 45135.
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