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Mabel L. McCleary French
May 17, 1911–July 16, 1997

Mabel L. French, 86, of 2765 Fourth Ave. died Wednesday, July 16, 1997 in St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a long illness. Services: 9 a.m. Friday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids, by Rev. James Warren of Marion Christian Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home and after 8:30 a.m. Friday at the chapel.
Survivors include three daughters: Delores "Dee" Blair and husband Hal of Hiawatha, Mary Ann French of Marion and Marlene "Polly" French of Henderson, Nev.; three grandchildren, Scott Blair, Robin Blair and Dawn Munger and husband Bruce; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Bruce Munger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Raymond and Emmett McCleary; and two sisters, Gladys Blackford and Edith French.
Mabel was born May 17, 1911 in Morley, Iowa to William and Estella Moyer McCleary. She married F. Lyle French on June 3, 1933 in Marion. He died Dec 30, 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of the Marion Christian Church.
A memorial fund has been established.

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