Mabelle May (Barker) Babcock, 84

OSWEGO, NY – Mabelle May (Barker) Babcock, 84, a resident of Scriba, passed away Friday February 17, 2012, at home.

Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Lola (Kilburn) Barker.

She was a graduate of the Fulton high school and then lived in the Oswego area for 60 years where she retired from SUNY Oswego.

Mabelle enjoyed decorating eggs, painting, sewing, knitting, playing the organ and bowling.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Babcock; and a brother, James Barker.

Surviving are her step-children, Christa Wingfield of the Cayman Islands and Lyn Babcock of Oswego; grandchildren, James (Vanessa) Bevacqua of Fulton, Bryan Goble of Norcross, Ga., Alexandra and Devlin Babcock of Oswego and Elizabeth Close of Texas; great-grandchildren, Tia, Bailey, Miley Bevacqua and Connor Goble; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Oswego Center Methodist Church, followed by a luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oswego Center Methodist Church, 2316 County Route 7, Oswego, or to the friends of Oswego County Hospice, Box 102 Oswego, NY 13126.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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