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Mary Belle Mapes

Tuesday, January 19, 2009
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
1:00 PM

Mary Belle Mapes, age 82, of Jackson, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Edgewood Manor in Wellston with her family by her side. She was born September 5, 1926 in Jackson to James Sheridan and Mary Catherine (Weese) Kern. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Harold, Raymond, and Delton Kern; sisters: Catherine Higgenbotham and Marjorie Dobbins. Mary Belle is survived by her devoted husband of almost 66 years, Marlin Mapes; daughter and son-in-law: Marlene and Tom Sexton; son and daughter-in-law: Jerry and Norene Mapes; 3 grandchildren: Shawn Sexton (Melissa), Will Sexton and Tonya Sexton; 1 step-grandson, Matthew Kinnamon; 3 great grandchildren: Lacey, Alexandria and Morgan Sexton; 1 step great grandson, Austin Kinnamon; brothers: Lawrence Kern (Arlene) and Kenneth Kern; sister-in-law, Lib Kern; many nieces and nephews. Mary Belle retired after 16 years of service from G.C. Murphy's and was a member of Jackson Community of Christ Church. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Tuesday at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Rev. Doug Altman officiating. Interment to follow at Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary Belle's memory to the Jackson Community of Christ Church, Corner of Star and Orange Streets, Jackson, Ohio 45640. Online condolences can be sent to the family at


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