Madeline Arlene Mabrey

1919 - 2018

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Madeline A. Mabrey, 99, of Kenton passed away at her residence surrounded by family on Thursday, December 13, 2018. She was born December 8, 1919 in Hardin County to the late William and Ermil (Jones) Oates. On February 22, 1947, she married Stuart Mabrey who preceded her in death on January 13, 1964. She is survived by a son, Bill (Cindy) Mabrey of Bellefontaine and a daughter, Marsha (Rick) Gardner of Kenton; four grandchildren: Jeff (Stephanie) Mabrey of Findlay, Michelle (Chris) Brooks of Kenton, Kelly (Art) Caudill of Bellefontaine, and Nicole (Matt) Brim of Kenton; and great-grandchildren: MacKenzie Brooks, Tyler Caudill, Alex Caudill, Carter Caudill, Aven Caudill, and Tristan Long. She is also survived by a sister, Virginia (Russ) Shepherd. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Harold, Arhl and Guy Oates. Madeline was a 1937 graduate of Forest High School and attended Marion Business College for two years. She worked as a secretary to the Superintendent of the Hardin County Schools for 13 years and the Kenton City Schools for 23 years. After retirement in 1993, she enjoyed traveling in most of the states and most of all, spending time with her family. She also enjoyed the outdoors and working in her yard. She was an avid fan of OSU and the Reds, but most of all the Kenton Wildcats - she attended the football games until she could no longer make it to the top of the bleachers. Madeline was a member of the First Christian Church in Kenton. She also was the dogsitter to many of the "granddogs" over the years. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2018 at SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME where visitation will be held for two hours (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) prior to the service. A private graveside service will be held in the Dunkirk Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Kenton Wildcat Athletic Boosters or to the James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University Hospital. Online condolences can be shared by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home [Map]
    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Monday, December 17th 2018 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, December 17th 2018 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home [Map]
    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    Dunkirk Cemetery [Map]
    State Route 68 North
    Dunkirk, Ohio 45836

  • Contributions:

    Kenton Athletic Boosters
    200 Harding Ave.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

    The James Cancer Hospital
    460 10th Avenue
    Columbus, Ohio 43210

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To : Marsha and family
Date :Friday, December 14th 2018
From : Kathy King
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet lady and I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

To : Bill and Cindy
Date :Friday, December 14th 2018
From : Brett and Michelle Shepherd
Dear Bill and Cindy, Michelle and I are so sorry to hear of Maddie's passing. I always enjoyed seeing her when we visited with Virginia. Your mom was such a beautiful person with an infectious smile and amazing attitude. Our thoughts are with you.

To : Madeline's family
Date :Saturday, December 15th 2018
From : Dave Sturgeon
What a full life and legacy of family that Madeline left! She has to have been so proud of her family. And her family has to have been so proud of her! I miss seeing her driving around town.

To : Madeline's Family
Date :Monday, December 17th 2018
From : Cheryl Jones Hiller
So sorry to hear about Madeline's passing. Not only was she a first cousin to my mom, she was a joy to work with in the Kenton City School system. Rest easy Madeline and give mom a hug for me!