Mable E. Norvell, 96, of Slater, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Rev. Robert Sisney and Rev. Terry Sandwith officiated. Organist Bethany Weiker accompanied Gerald Gerhard as he sang "On Silver Wings." Pallbearers were Charles S. McCoy, Erdell Hemeyer, Earl Meyer, Elmer Angenendt, Brad Gastineau and Jonathan Borges. Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Wood, Robert Harris, Joe Clements Sr., Calvin Webb, Tommy Huston and Gerald Gerhard. Burial was in Rehoboth Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army, New Prospect Baptist Church or First Baptist Church of Slater.
Born May 15, 1908, north of Slater, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Addie McClain Mirtzwa. On March 30, 1930, in Marshall, she married Bernice E. Norvell, who preceded her in death July 18, 1983. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Slater and a former Sunday school teacher. She attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall and was a substitute teacher in rural and Slater public schools. She taught private organ and piano lessons for 32 years. She was a member of the Women's Missionary Auxiliary, Railroad Trainman Ladies Grand Lodge No. 751 and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. She had served as an ombudsmen at Big Bend Retreat for several years.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy E. Chappell of Lee's Summit.