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Mabel B. Roebuck, 94, formerly of Columbia City, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at East Lake Nursing & Rehab in Elkhart where she had been a resident since May 1, 2012.
She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Huntington a daughter of John and Ida (Sell) Voght.
Her formative years were spent in Huntington. She graduated from Clear Creek High School.
In 1935, she was united in marriage to Richard S. Roebuck. They made their home Huntington.
Mr. Roebuck died in October 1972. In 2005, she moved to Columbia City.
A seamstress for Wolf & Dessauer and Singer Sewing Center for 30 years, she retired from Erie Stone, Huntington, as a bookkeeper in the early 1980s.
Surviving relatives include two children, Bonnie K. Adams of Elkhart and Rick (Carolyn) Roebuck of Columbia City; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Mary Roebuck of Middlebury.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald C. Roebuck; five brothers, Harvey, Clarence, Charlie, Lee and Homer Voght; and three sisters, Teresa Allen, Leto Strobel and Esther Hurd.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at North Kingdom Hall-Jehovahâ€™s Witness, 1921 Jeanwood Dr., Elkhart with the family receiving friends after 1:30 p.m.
A private burial will be at Gardens of Memory, Marion.
Arrangements are by Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Preferred memorials are to Whitley County Humane Society.
Condolences may be sent at www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.