Mabel M. James, 93, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022. She was born August 17, 1928 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Effus and Margaret (Franklin) Rucker. Mabel was a devoted employee of Wren’s Department Store and retired after 30 years of service. She also had been employed by Rike’s Blue Fox Tea Room. Mabel was a member of People’s Baptist Church, Clark County Missionary, Baptist Auxiliary, Community Board Member and was a Sunday School Teacher. She loved to dance, cooking, helping others and fried chicken!
Her memory will be cherished by her daughters, Frieda Thompson and Denise Slade; 5 grandchildren, Michael (Nannette), Shawn (Amber), Kyle (Marquita), Chase and Tiffany (Desi), 16 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren; special friend, Margaret Scott and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Thomas James; son-in-law, Charles Thompson; and special friends, Mamie Allen and Cretia Beavers.
Visitation is Sunday, March 13, 2022 from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. in People’s Baptist Church. Burial will be Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10 a.m. in Ferncliff Cemetery. Please join the family for a repast following the burial at the VFW on E. Main Street.