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Mabel Irene (Isch) Spiker

March 14, 1924 ~ July 25, 2019 (age 95)
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Mabel I. Spiker was welcomed into Heaven July 25, 2019 at the Beckett House in New Concord .  She was 95. She was born Mabel Irene Isch on March 14, 1924 to Benjamin F. and Selena  (Bennett) Isch in Pickens, West Virginia. She worked at Goodyear Aircraft Corp. in Akron, Ohio from 1942-45. She was a "Rosie the Riveter"! She married Stewart Jacob Spiker after the war on August 29, 1945 sharing over 50 years together, and raising 3 children.  She loved cooking, baking,  and crafting.  Most of all she loved gardening.  She took pride in her flower beds. She belonged to New Concord Garden Club. She was excited about new flower bulbs, especially her collection of amaryllis bulbs. She worked several jobs from Baker's Motel to McCall's Restaurant where she was an outstanding pie baker! She was active for over 30 years in the Farmer's Market selling produce from her garden, especially onions. She attended New Hope Lutheran Church, and was a member of Bethel Methodist Church.

                She is survived by her children, Harold (Denise) Spiker and Linda Helzer, her daughter-in-law, Kris Spiker, 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur and Alfred (Libby) Isch as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stewart Jacob Spiker; her son, Ronald J. Spiker; her sisters, Nellie Lake and Rose Isch, and brother, Frank Isch.

Friends and family are welcome to calling hours at the Farus Funeral Home of New Concord on Sunday, July 28th from 4 to 8PM.  Services will follow on Monday the 29th at the funeral home at 10AM, with a calling hour preceding.  Pastor Brad Isch will officiate services, and burial will follow at the New Hope Cemetery in Adamsville.

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