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“That would be "road trip"... Best wishes, Ck ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Cheryl K Walbaum - Santa Barbara, CA

“Dear Sue: I cannot tell you how sorry I am to learn of your loss. I have wonderful memories of your Mother, riding up the hill in the blue Falcon,...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Cheryl Crothers Walbaum - CA

“Sorry for your loss,Sue. I have so many memories of your mom. I know her passing was not unexpected but it still is a difficult part of life. Hugs to...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Vicki - Florence, AZ - Friend

“What a woman before her time! She was my teacher, my principal and mother of my high school BFF. I spent many hours at her house and at the time...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Vicki Smith O'Hara - Florence, AZ


TICKNER – Mabel L. (Stewart) Tickner, aged 108, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Medard Tickner; father, A.M. Stewart; mother, Sara (Endricks) Stewart; sisters, Lucille Shimer and Nadine Crowl; brothers, Frank Stewart and Lowell Stewart. Surviving are her daughter, Sue (Tickner) Fletcher of Kentwood; grandson, Andrew Reed Fletcher, great grandson, Graham Reed Fletcher; nieces, Naida Dewey and Lois Stewart.

Mabel was a graduate of Watervliet High School, Western State Normal College, later receiving her Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Western Michigan University. She taught in Parchment, MI school district while also serving as the Principal of Barclay Hills Elementary School. Mabel was an avid reader, walker and world traveler, visiting more than a dozen foreign countries after retirement.

Mabel's life will be commemorated through a service at the Parchment United Methodist Church on August 18 at 9:30 AM. Contributions to her memory may be made to the Parchment Education Association or the Parchment United Methodist Church.