Elvira Mabeus

Died: Thu., Apr. 14, 2016


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 18, 2016
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 18, 2016
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

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Elvira Delores Mabeus, age 87, of rural Winfield, died Thursday morning, April 14, 2016, at her home.  The daughter of Frank and Helen French Upton, she was born on March 13, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was raised by her grandparents, Lynn and Lillie French.  She attended West Highland grade school and then graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community High School.  Elvira married Ralph Mabeus on February 13, 1949 in Burlington.  He preceded her in death on August 14, 2010.

She enjoyed farming alongside her husband and going to Old Threshers to see friends and family.  She also liked regularly attending local weekly care races with her husband as well as watching NASCAR racing on television.  She loved spending time with her family including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her family includes a daughter, Sharon Mabeus; two sons, Mark & Rosemary Mabeus and Rick & Maxine Mabeus all of rural Winfield; four granddaughters, Angie Mabeus of Iowa City, Katie & Phillip Beard of Winfield , Mindy & Adam Creager, and Ashley & Matt Hobbs both of Mt. Pleasant; and four great-grandchildren, Tate and Jeb Beard and Mara and Kalvin Hobbs.

Along with her parents and grandparents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph.

The family will meet friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello where the funeral ceremony will follow at 2:00 PM.  Rev. Randy Moser will officiate and burial will follow at the Fulton Cairo Cemetery, rural Morning Sun.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will benefit the Washington County Hospice.

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Craig and Connie Ross
   Posted Mon April 18, 2016
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.
Craig and Connie

Connie Gipple Furlong
   Posted Tue May 03, 2016
Maxine and Rick,
So sorry to hear about your family's loss. I went to the cemetery last weekend to see mom's grave and noticed the Mabeus name and grave. You and the other siblings and families have my sympathy. Totally know what you are going through, as Mom just died late January. May you all be there to support one another through the months now, as you work together on the estate. Sincerely, Connie

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