Doris Aurand Gabel

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Doris Aurand Gabel, 86, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away June 7, 2013, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, of Columbus, Ohio.

Born in Lewistown, Doris was the daughter of the late Fern and Sara (Moore) Aurand. She was the widow of Louis W. Gabel, who died in 2001 after they had shared 50 years of marriage together.

She is survived by: her two children, Linda G. Gabel, of Columbus, Ohio, and Dr. Christopher R. Gabel and wife, Ann, of Leavenworth, Kan.; grandsons, Matthew (Kyra) and Eric; and a brother, James M. Aurand, of Lewistown.

Doris was predeceased by her siblings, Dorothy Aurand, Carl Aurand, and Dr. Eleanor Aurand, of Lewistown.

She graduated from Penn State and later pursued graduate work at Penn State, Millersville and West Chester.

In 1949, Doris came to teach at the former Parkesburg High School. She retired from the Octorara Area School District in 1988 and traveled widely, making friends on four continents.

Doris was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, of Parkesburg, and was a pillar of the Parkesburg Free Library, serving on the Christmas in Parkesburg committee for many years.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Graugh officiating. Interment will follow in the Upper Octorara Cemetery.

The viewing will take place from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, and again from 10 until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Parkesburg Free Library, 105 West St., Parkesburg, PA 19365.