Mabel G. Linthicum, 88, Birdseye

Mabel G. Linthicum, 88, of Birdseye, died Tuesday, August 4, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Birdseye April 7, 1932, to Raymond and Thelma (Newton) Holzbog. She married William Eugene Linthicum January 21, 1956. He died December 2, 2006.

Mabel was a homemaker, seamstress, and wedding cake baker/decorator. She traveled the world with her husband during his service in the U.S. Air Force. She helped raise her great-grandson Ethan and was a member of the Birdseye Christian Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Debbie Wright and Margie Andry and husband Donnie, all of Birdseye, and Nancy Wright, Taswell; five sisters, Necie Morgan and husband Hubert, Kathleen Ingle, Loretta Lytle, Vivian Taylor and husband Jim,  and Wanda Gehlhausen; three brothers, Lee Holzbog and wife Naomi, Sam Holzbog and wife Marilyn, and Roy Holzbog and wife Tracey; sister-in-law Cornelia Holzbog; brothers-in-law Norma Harmon and Basil Wilkes; five grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Birdseye Cemetery.Pastor Ron Hickman will officiate. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at

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