Mable Irene Riley, 77, a life long resident of Crothersville, IN, passed away at 8:10 AM on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN.
Born June 22, 1938 in Crothersville, IN, she was the daughter of Palmer Hickerson Sr. and Gladys (Montgomery) Hickerson, who are both deceased.
Mable graduated from Crothersville High School in 1957. On December 2, 1961 at Immanuel Church of Christ in Crothersville, IN she married her high school sweetheart, Asberry Riley, who survives in Crothersville, IN. Mable was a homemaker while her children were at home, then she worked at Crothersville Community Schools in the cafeteria as a cook until retiring in 1997.
Mable was an active member of Immanuel United Church of Christ where she sang in the choir. She was in the Happy Apronettes Home Ec club, enjoyed baking and making wedding cakes. She loved spending her winter months in Arizona and Florida with many of her and Asberry’s friends. Playing the mandolin and harmonizing with others was also enjoyed by Mable.
Other survivors include, a daughter, Dana S. (Doug) Pingel of New Palestine, IN, 3 grandchildren, Sarah E. (Aaron) Stephens of Indianapolis, IN, Matthew L. Pingel of New Palestine, IN, and Jordon J. (Ashlee) Prewitt of Plainfield, IN, 3 great grandchildren, Olivia Diana Prewitt, Jackson James Prewitt, and Analee Talia Stephens, 2 brothers, Jimmie (Maribell) Hickerson of Crothersville, IN and Billie (Barbara) Hickerson of Summerville, SC, 1 sister, Dorothy Havener of Whiteland, IN, 3 sister in laws, Ilean Hickerson, of Crothersville, IN, Virginia Hickerson of Greenfield, IN, and Harriett Hickerson of Crothersville, IN.
She was also preceded in death by: her daughter, Tina Gail Freyn on May 25, 2013, 4 brothers, Miles, Bobbie, Palmer, and Jack Hickerson, and 1 infant sister, Betty Lee Hickerson.
Rev. Bud Walther will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Friends may visit on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 10:00 AM on Thursday, both at Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville.
Memorial donations may be given to Crothersville Cemetery or Immanuel United Church of Christ c/o Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229