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Mabel Eileen Clarkson, 97, of Argenta died 3:34 a.m. Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, with the Rev. Kevin Treptow officiating. Visitation will be two hours before services. Burial will be in Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta. Memorials: Argenta United Methodist Church. Send condolences:www.calvertmemorial.com.

Mabel was born June 21, 1915, in Argenta, the daughter of Conrad and Emma Jane Heinz Hiser. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She was a member of Argenta United Methodist Church. She married George Parks on Dec. 2, 1936. He preceded her in death in November 1944. She later married Elmer “Spike” Clarkson on Oct. 14, 1950, in Argenta. He preceded her death on Sept. 15, 1995.

Surviving are her daughter, Lois (Gaylon “Whitey”) Harrell of Latham; son, Stan (Lyn) Clarkson of Evansville, Ind.; stepdaughter, Jeanette (Don) Olson of Pollock Pines, Calif.; grandchildren, Randy Harrell, Natalie Foster, Rodney Harrell, Jenny Wood, Kelly Reed; five great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three brothers and two sisters.

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