Mabel Fern Exline, 81, of Sullivan, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2005 at Sullivan County Community Hospital.
Born May 16, 1924 in Sullivan County, she was the daughter of Kersey and Rhook Sims Ransford. She had been married to James K. "Sparky" Exline, who passed away in 1989.
She was a member of the Hickory United Methodist Church, Dugger Eastern Star 482, Dugger American Legion Auxiliary, and Town and Country Home Ec. Club.
Survivors include: three daughters, Susan and her husband Everett Gilham of Sullivan, Diana and her husband Hank Sisil of Jasonville, and Sheila and her husband Joe Saikin of Chesterton; four grandchildren, Darin Sisil, Terry Swan, Brian Gilham, and Spring Perry; two step-grandchildren, Christine Bucy and Joey Saikin, Jr.; six great-grandchildren, Waylon Swan, Katelyn Perry, Cole Gilham, Peyton Sisil, Carter Gilham, and Addison Sisil; and four step-great grandchildren, Rebekah Saikin, Tori Bubac, Maxwell Lang, and Kyle Bucy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James K. "Sparky" Exline, a brother James H. Ransford, and two sisters, Mildred June Goodman and Cora Alice Ellis.
Funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with the Rev. Doug Tuttle officiating. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery at Sullivan.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today, and after 9 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.