July 18, 1924 — Jan. 24, 2007
Mabel E. Bryan, 82, of Sullivan, died Wednesday at Triumph Hospital of Mansfield.
She was born July 18, 1924 in Troy Township in Ashland County. Daughter of the late Ernest S. and Lola (Spencer) Grimwood, she had lived most of her life in Sullivan.
She was a graduate of Ruggles High School. She had worked at Forest City Technologies in Wellington , where she retired in the early 1990s. She attended the First Congregational Church in Sullivan, where she was a Sunday school teacher with perfect attendance, she also helped with vacation Bible school. Mabel was an avid Cleveland Indian’s fan. She enjoyed sewing, canning, camping, family gatherings, gardening, tending flowers and traveling.
Mabel is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Richard) Herrick of Sullivan and Kathleen (Royal) Chisholm of North Fairfield; two sons, Randall (Kareen) Bryan of Nova and James L. (Pam) Bryan of Loudonville; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; 16 step great grandchildren; and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Virgil Bryan; step grandson, Jeremy Chisholm; step granddaughter, Denise Thompson; two step great-grandchildren, Brody and Nora Stull; and a sister, Florence Stevens.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St. , New London . Rev. Robert Gault will officiate and burial will follow in the Sullivan Southview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 325 , Bethesda , MD 20817 , National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 415 Tomahawk Drive, Maumee, Ohio 43537 or donor’s favorite charity.