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Mabel Burgett 102, died at Fleur Heights Nursing Home, with family close, on January 5, 2019. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street, Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, January 11th at the funeral home. Mabel will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

She was born May 25, 1916, to Marvin and Evelyn Farien in Glidden, Iowa. Mabel was number three of fifteen children. Later, her family moved to Des Moines where she met her love, Jerry.

Mabel loved her life centered around God and family. She spent hours playing and teaching her six children her values. This also carried over to her grandchildren. Mabel started her working career at the age of 60 as a housekeeper and continued for about 15 years. Above all else she treasured her time spent with her grandchildren and enjoyed playing ball, tea parties and making snow angels, which she continued in to her 90’s.

Those that left life before her were her husband, Jerry; children, Betty Rounds, Jerry Burgett Jr. Beverly Wike and Thomas Burgett; grandchildren, Jerry Lee Proctor and Lori Hoffman; and ten siblings.

Those surviving to honor her memory are her children, Bonnie (Russ) Cogley and Robert (Valerie) Burgett of Des Moines; siblings, Dr. Shirley Forbing and Susan Wilson of California, Donna (Don) Nelson of Nebraska and George (Pat) Bates of Des Moines; 20 grandchildren; as well as many great and great-great-grandchildren; many loving relatives; and special friend, Connie Goff.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, January 10, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Friday, January 11, 2019
12:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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