The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 10, 2013

Mabel Metcalf

Published 3-10-13


Enid News and Eagle

STILLWATER — Mabel Metcalf, 97, of Stillwater, formerly of Jet, passed from this life on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Grace Living Center in Stillwater.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Jet United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mary Irby officiating. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Cherokee. (www.lanman memorials.com)

Mabel Metcalf was born June 19, 1915, in Magnolia, Ark., the daughter of Warren Jack and Pinkie Eugenia Dismukes Parham.

Mabel served in the Army Air Force, 2518th Army Air Force Base Unit from 1943-1945. She was stationed at Vance Air Base in Enid. She was proud of her military service.

She met her husband, Dale Metcalf, while stationed at Vance. They married May 2, 1947, and lived and farmed in the Jet area.

Mabel was a longtime resident of Jet. She was a member of Jet United Methodist Church, and House Mom at Tri Delt and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sororities at Oklahoma State University. She was an active bowler and golfer.

Survivors include her son, Lee Metcalf and wife Susan of Paulsbo, Wash.; her daughter, Jeanette Nazemetz and husband John of Stillwater; one granddaughter, Solvei Metcalf; and one brother, Woodrow Parham of Tulsa.

Those who preceded Mabel in death include her husband, Dale Metcalf; sister, Corine Taylor; and brothers, Harold Parham and John Paul Parham.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Jet United Methodist Church or Judith Karman Hospice.

(Submitted by family)