Mabel Love Chamblin, 97

January 24, 2011

JAN. 31, 1913-JAN. 22, 2011

Mabel Love Chamblin, 97, of Allen Avenue, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Homewood at Williamsport.

Born Jan. 31, 1913, in Loudoun County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Fenton Mercer Love II and Gertrude Peacock Love.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Williamson Chamblin, in 1981.

She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, where she was in the Circle 2, women’s society, sewing circle and many other church activities.

She taught in the public school system of Loudoun County, Va., and privately in Frederick, Md.

She is survived by her son, Gordon Taylor Chamblin and wife, Karen, of Belmont, W.Va.; her daughter, Susan Love Chamblin of Hagerstown; two grandchildren, Michael Chamblin and wife, Jamie, of Mars, Pa., and Sandra Christman and husband, Jeff, of Carlisle, Pa.; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler and Olivia Christman, and Madelyn and Gabrielle Chamblin.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Fenton Mercer Love III; and two sisters, Gertrude Hackley and Dorothy Love Bowman.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jeff Shull will officiate. Burial will be in Hillsboro Cemetery in Hillsboro, Va., on Friday at 11 a.m.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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