WOOSTER – Mabel Irene Grassman, 90, died March 12 at West View Manor in Wooster following a brief illness.
Mabel was born July 18, 1921, the daughter of Andrew and Lillian Martin Grassman. She attended Smithville Schools and moved to Holmes County with her family in 1940.
When WWII started, Mabel moved to Wooster and worked as a Rosie the Riveter at the Timken Roller Bearing Plant producing military supplies. Following the war, she remained a Timken employee in the position of matron. After 38-1/2 years she retired in 1983.
Mabel was a member of St. Mary Church of the Immaculate Conception in Wooster and the Catholic Daughters of America for 65 years. She was proud of volunteering as a pink lady with the Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary for many years.
Mabel lived to help others. Many people were the recipients of her generosity and helping hands.
She is survived by brothers Andrew (Julia) Grassman of Loudonville, Joseph (Susan) Grassman and sister Lucille Gaumer of Wooster and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Herman and sisters Marie Pittaway, Louise Miller, Velma Uhl, Edna Hardin, Georgia Grassman, Marcella Hercules and Glenna Baker.
Calling hours will be Friday, March 16 from 6-8:00 p.m. at McIntire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster with a Rosary service being prayed at 5:15 p.m. by the Catholic Daughter members.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with the Rev. Stephen Moran as the celebrant. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary School Endowment Fund, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691.
St. Mary School Endowment Fund, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691
Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church
Friday, March 16, 2012 from 6-8:00 p.m.