JOHN "JIM" M. MABE, 83, of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Born in Greenville, Tenn, he was the son of the late Earl and Pauline Mabe and stepmother, Hilma Mabe after his mother's death. The Army veteran was a member of American Legion Post 47. He retired from Tokheim in 1992, after 37 years of service. He was a hard worker through life and in retirement; he loved to garden and pass out tomatoes to everybody. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Susie Mabe; sons, James (Susan) Mabe and Jason Mabe, both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Lorena Mabe of Monroeville, Jeanette (Scott) Schmidt of Hoagland, Jonna Sorrell, and Denise (Dave) Conner, both of Fort Wayne; brother, WM.G. (Shirley) Mabe; sister, Fannie Kate King; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother, Kenneth Mabe. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Covington Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. He will be laid to rest at Covington Memorial Gardens. Preferred memorials to the or .

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Covington Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home - Fort Wayne
8408 Covington Road  Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 432-2508

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 31, 2013