Obit: Mabel DeVore


Mabel D. DeVore, 80, of Moscow, died on Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 21 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

A memorial has been established in her memory.

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Mabel was born in Tipton on Aug. 14, 1938 to William and Ada (Cliff) Ford.

She graduated from Wilton High School in 1956. Mabel married Duane K. DeVore on July 14, 1957 in Wilton.

She and Duane drove semi as a team for 19 years for Louis Rich Foods in West Liberty. They farmed for 22 years in Muscatine County. After retirement, they spent winters in Arizona and Texas. Mabel enjoyed painting ceramics.

Mabel is survived by her husband of 62 years, Duane; three daughters: Rebecca (Ron) Collins of Muscatine, Sandra (Bob) Goodale of Atalissa and Nina Dieckman of Illinois City; five grandchildren: Brent Collins, Kristi Goodale, Michael (Stephanie) Goodale, Matthew Collins and Justin Abel; seven great-grandchildren: her brother Larry (Darlene) Ford of Pontiac, Illinois; and sisters-in-law Elaine (Ralph) Jeambey and Pam Ford, both of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary Ellen Ford, brothers Robert and Roger Ford and son-in-law Randy Dieckman.