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Published on: 4/13/2000 Last Visited: 3/6/2001
Mabel Phelps Mabel L. Phelps , former Ashton resident , died at St. Mary's Medical Center in Racine , Wis. , on Tuesday afternoon , Aug 31 , 1999 , at the age of 92 Born March 29 , 1907 in Racine , a daughter of Harold A. and Emma Johnson Nyholm , she received her early education in Wisconsin , graduating from Racine High School and Racine-Kenosha Rural Normal School. She taught for several years in Racine and Kenosha counties. On June 19 , 1937 , she married Charlie N. Phelps and worked at Union Grove State Bank until they moved to Ashton in 1948. She worked as a secretary at North Fremont High School for 11 years , then managed Chadwick's Department Store in Ashton until her retirement. Following the death of her husband , she moved back to Racine. She was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Racine. While in Idaho , she was a member of Ashton Community Methodist Church , Queen Esther Circle. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star of Ashton ( Gem Chapter 50 ) and also past president of the P. E. O. Sisterhood Chapter A. S. of Ashton. She is survived by her daughter , Susan , and son-in-law Dan Kirkham of Tumacacori , Ariz. , and one grandson , Daned M. Kirkham of Vail , Colo. She leaves two sisters , Elizabeth Nelson and Emma Patrick of Racine ; a sister-in-law , Esther Nyholm of Janesville , Wis. , and several nieces , nephews , cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband , Charlie N. Phelps ; four brothers , Harry , Charlie , Richard and Clarence Nyholm ; one sister , Mildred Nyholm , and three sisters-in-law , Alice and Bertha Phelps and Mildred Nyholm. Funeral services were held at Atonement Lutheran Church in Racine on Friday , Sept 3 , with Rev. Warren Williams officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the Eastern Star on Tuesday , Sept 7 , at Pineview Cemetery in Ashton.
Mabel Phelps , Mabel Phelps , 92 , formerly of Ashton , died Tuesday , Aug. 31 , 1999 , in Racine , Wis. Graveside services will be held Teusday , Sept. 7 , at 11 a.m. at the Ashton Pineview Cemetery. A complete obituary will be published in next week's Fremont Current.