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Mabel B. Beale

Mabel B. Beale, 98, formerly of McCoysville, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

Born Jan. 11, 1922, in Burnham, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Merle and Esther (Warner) Bargo. On Nov. 12, 1939, she married her late husband, Roy W. Beale, with whom she was blessed to share over 53 years of marriage before his passing Feb. 6, 1992.

Surviving are her daughter, Delores B. Henry and her husband, Robert, of Honey Grove; a son-in-law, Richard Smith, of Mifflintown; two grandsons, Douglas Smith and his wife, Michelle, and Jeffrey Henry; and three great-grandsons, Zachary Smith and his wife, Michaelli, Aaron Smith, and Noah Smith.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda B. Smith; and seven brothers, Merle Bargo Jr., William Bargo, Howard Bargo, Richard Bargo, Raymond Bargo, Philip Bargo, and Clifford Bargo, making her the last of her generation.

Mabel was employed by the Juniata County School District and retired after 25 years of service in the Cafeteria of the Lack Tuscarora Elementary School in Honey Grove.

She was a member of the McCoysville Presbyterian Church for over 80 years making her the oldest living member of the church.

In her younger days, she enjoyed tending to her flower garden and making meals for her family.

All services will be private from the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Graham C. Fowler officiating.

Interment will be at the McCoysville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Beale’s memory may be made to the McCoysville Presbyterian Church, 2562 McCoysville Road, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Online condolences and tributes can be sent to the family at www.brownfuneralh omesinc.com.