Unfortunately...we did not meet our goal of having Ava/Aubry before Jared's maternal grandmother passed. We knew she was coming to an end, and she state repeatedly that she was leaving this Earth to allow baby girl Smith a place....but I truly wanted her to meet our daughter. She didn't quite make it and went to rest with her husband and son in heaven this past Friday. I have attached her obituary below. She will be greatly missed!
Mabel D. Watt, 72, of 144 Cherry Grove Road, Shippensburg, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at home.
Born Jan. 11, 1936, in Shippensburg, she was a daughter of the late George and Frances Murphy Wolf and the widow of Jimmie W. Watt, who died Dec. 19, 2004.
Mabel was a retired employee of Mott's in Adams County. During her life she had also worked for Carlisle Tire and Wheel and G & S Electric, both of Carlisle.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church in Shippensburg. Mabel also enjoyed her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, reading and doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by three daughters, Teresa J. (and husband, Roy) Yeingst of Newville, Melissa A. (and husband, Donald) Ballew of Shermans Dale and Karen M. (and husband, Arthur) Smith of Shippensburg; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie K. Watt of Shippensburg; a sister, Edith Hayes of Shippensburg; five grandchildren, Robin Wiley, Ravyn Ballew, Emma Watt and Jared and Brandon Smith; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Morgan and Talan Wiley and Jaxon Smith; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James W. Watt, who died Dec. 12, 2003; a brother; and a sister.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church. Father David A. Hillier will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church, 305 N. Prince St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.
Arrangements are in charge of Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.
Online condolences can be expressed at fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com.