Mabel H. Warren Mase, Salina
August 29, 1918 - November 21, 2022
Mabel Henrietta Warren Mase was born August 29, 1918, to Vivian and Etta Flentie Vautravers, in Centralia, KS. She passed from this life into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 21, 2022.
Mabel grew up on a farm near Centralia, surrounded by five siblings and extended family. As a girl, she enjoyed school and was eager for it every day.
Mabel graduated from Centralia High School in 1936, then attended Kansas State College where she earned her teaching certificate. During her second year of college, her family moved to a farm south of Ada, KS. Upon receiving her teaching certificate, she taught at a rural school just north of Minneapolis.
Mabel and Carroll Warren were married May 5, 1941. Jean Anne was born March 29, 1943, followed by Laurel Beth on December 24, 1946.
Mabel loved being a homemaker, wife, and mother. She also retained her love of learning and earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kansas State University. She taught briefly in Salina, then two years in Ada before teaching third grade in Minneapolis for 17 years.
Mabel earned her master’s degree in special education from Kansas State University in 1970 after which she taught in Minneapolis then at Hawthorne Elementary School in Salina until her retirement in 1981. Mabel loved teaching, and she loved her students.
In the sixties and early seventies, Mabel’s family increased by two sons-in-law, Bob Griffin and Robert Cudney; and three grandchildren, Todd Griffin and Jeff and Melissa Cudney.
Following Carroll’s death in 1983, Mabel spent a year as a Pi Beta Phi housemother at UNM in Albuquerque.
In March of 1985, Mabel married Wayne Mase and they made their home in Salina. Her family grew with a stepson, Gerald and MaryLu Mase and a stepdaughter, Norma and Roger Craft; and seven step-grandchildren.
During her retirement years, Mabel remained active in Delta Kappa Gamma and the Retired Teachers Association. She loved to play golf and bridge and she volunteered with St. Stephens Ministry, Meals on Wheels, and Reach to Recovery.
Throughout her life, Mabel enjoyed activities with the local ladies. She loved entertaining and was a gracious hostess. Mabel enjoyed staying in touch with former neighbors through the Solomon Valley Sunflowers.
Mabel was blessed to have eight great-grandchildren, Stuart and Grant Griffin, Elijah, Emory, Annalee, and Bodie Cudney and Joshua and Emily McClendon; seven step-grandchildren; numerous step-great-grandchildren; and numeours step-great-great-grandchildren.
After Wayne passed away, Mabel moved to an apartment at the Salina Presbyterian Manor and to assisted living in 2021. During her years at the Manor, Mabel continued to volunteer and make many friends.
Mabel’s greatest joy was being with her family and enjoying time together.
Mabel was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Marvin, Paul, Alice, and Eldon; husbands Carroll and Wayne; daughter Jean; and stepson Gerald Mase.
Mabel is survived by her brother Ralph and Sue Vautravers; daughter Beth and Robert Cudney; son-in-law Bob and Barbara Griffin; step-daughter-in-law MaryLu Mase; stepdaughter Norma and Roger Craft; grandchildren Todd and Rachel Griffin, Jeff and Mindi Cudney, and Melissa and John McClendon; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren; and step-great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, at Wilson Family Funeral Home, 405 Argyle Ave., Minneapolis, KS 67467. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 30 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salina Presbyterian Manor and be left in care of Wilson Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 166, Minneapolis, KS 67467.
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