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Mabel I. Zurcher June 5, 1924 - Feb. 10, 2018

Mabel I. Zurcher, 93, of Huntington, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at College Park United Brethren Church, 1845 College Avenue, Huntington, with Pastor Gary Dilley officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington.

Preferred memorials are to Associated Churches of Huntington County for the “By the Book” Bible trailer program, College Park United Brethren Church for the Children’s Ministry, or Huntington University, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.

Mabel was born on June 5, 1924 in Alvordton, Ohio, the daughter of William N. and Edna (Maneval) Alpaugh. She was a 1942 graduate of Kunkle High School in Kunkle, Ohio. She married Estel N. Thompson on Sept. 15, 1942; he preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1943. She graduated from Huntington College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Her second marriage was to Carl D. Zurcher on June 5, 1951 in Kunkle. For almost nine years, Mabel was a teacher of English and Biology in the Huntington County Community Schools at Monument City, Banquo, and Crestview Middle School; she also served as a substitute teacher for many years. She also taught for 23 years in the Weekday Religious Education Program (now “By the Book” Bible trailer program) of the Associated Churches of Huntington County and was the director for 13 years. Following her retirement in 1989, Mabel was a teacher in the Adult Basic Education Program of Huntington County. She was a member of College Park United Brethren Church and its Women’s Missionary Fellowship. She was also a member of Huntington University Auxiliary, Huntington County Retired Teachers Association, the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association, and the Shakespeare Club of Huntington.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Dr. Carl D. Zurcher of Huntington, daughters Beverly Ann (Dan) Brauchler of Converse and Carla Jeanne Zurcher of Huntington, two granddaughters, Amber (Jeremy) Roberts and Ashley (Scott) Lindvall, both of Fishers, six great grandchildren, Kensley Roberts, Avery Roberts, Madelyn Roberts, Elliana Lindvall, Connor Lindvall, and Emery Lindvall, a sister, Donna (Taylor) Sharp of Huntington, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and a sister Evelyn Sickmiller precede her in death.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.baileylove.com. Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Mabel I. Zurcher.