Mable Louise Gowin Clemens was born November 23, 1942 in Roachdale, IN to Edgar M. Gowin and Helen A. (Boswell) Gowin, raised by Aaron Gayle Pickel. Mable died August 1, 2020 in Hendricks County Hospital of lung cancer. She was 77 years old. Mable lived the last years of her life fully, with humor, grace, and joy as she did all of her 77 years.
Mable was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, David Joe Clemens, SR., who she married on December 12, 1960, her parents, her sisters Mary Etta Gowin, Sandra (Pickel) Lumpkin and brother Edgar M. Gowin, Jr., her other dad, Aaron Gayle Pickel and her grandson, Maverick Whaley.
Mable is survived by her son David Joe Clemens Jr. (Little Joe), and spouse Bonnie and her daughter Tina Clemens Spears and spouse Jerry Spears of Crawfordville, IN. She is also survived by David and Bonnie’s children; Lisa and Alawnzo Whaley and their 4 children; Michelle and Chad Cottrell with 2 children; Nikki Oats (Johnson) and Josh Johnson with 7 children; David Clemens III and Page Millburg with 2 children; Tina and Jerry Spears’s daughter Sarah Clemens, Gulfport, MS and her two children.
Mable is survived by her siblings and their spouses: Larry and Clara Gowin of Spencer, IN; Shirlee Lane of Conroe, TX; Lisa (Pete) Ward of Carpentersville, IN & Covington, LA; David and Kathy Pickel of Whitestown, IN; Debbie “The Rock” Pickel and Marlou Beader of Westfield, IN; John Pickel (Professor) of Winston-Salem, NC.
Mable Louise (Gowin) Clemens was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and sister. She was the beloved aunt to a generation of nieces and nephews. She was the matriarch of the Gowin, Pickel and Clemens clans. She loved deeply and was loved deeply in return. Her passing has left a hole that can never be filled, but her life of love, kindness and generosity of spirit touched everyone fortunate enough to know her.
Private services will be held for the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Porter Funeral Home, Jamestown, IN. Online condolences may be made at www.porterfuneralhome.usRead More