Dec. 17, 1924 - Jan. 8, 2013
CASSOPOLIS, Mich. - Mabel Sheteron, 88, of Cassopolis, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Cass County Medical Care Facility.
She was born Dec. 17, 1924, in St. Joseph County, Ind., to Menno and Nora (Weldy) Richer, the fourth of nine children.
She married Donald Irven Sheteron on April 12, 1947, in St. Joseph County. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2010. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Joseph Norton Sheteron; one sister, Katherine Whitmyer; and five brothers, Lowell Richer, Virgil Richer, Silas Richer, Joseph Richer and Charles Richer.
Mabel was a loyal keeper of five children. She made sure they all went to church and were introduced to God. She volunteered at the school while her children were growing up and served as president of the PTA.
Mabel was a member of Cassopolis Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 237 until it closed in 1995. She then joined and was an active member of Edwardsburg O.E.S. Chapter 476. She and her husband enjoyed doing things together and going places. After her husband retired, they enjoyed camping in Evart. She lived a simple but productive life.
Mabel will be greatly missed by family and friends.
She is survived by one daughter, Sharon (Don) LeVan of White Pigeon; four sons, Larry (Betty Lynn) Sheteron of Edwardsburg, Tex (Nancy) Sheteron of Cassopolis, Donald Sheteron Jr. of Vandalia and Alan (Becky) Sheteron of Cassopolis; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren (with one on the way); and two sisters, Norma (Richard) Green of Elkhart, Ind., and Evelyn (John) Blucker of Sturgis.
Family and friends will gather for a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Reames and Norton Cemetery, Cassopolis, where her remains will be laid to rest beside those of her late husband, Donald Sheteron, Sr.
The family prefers memorial contributions to Joseph Norton Sheteron Scholarship, c/o Michigan Gateway Foundation, 111 Days Ave., Buchanan, MI 49107.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Online condolences may be posted at www.wagnercares.com.