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Emma Mae Mantel

July 7, 1933 August 18, 2019
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Emma Mae Mantel, 86, died on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Stratford Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Midland, Michigan. Emma was born to parents Earl and Eunice (Adams) Rutter on July 7, 1933 in Hancock County, Ohio. She married Horace (Hod) Mantel on December 14, 1952 in Portage, Ohio.

Emma Mae is survived by her children Cindy (Todd) Armbruster of Midland, Michigan, Jim (Ellie) Mantel of Hammonton, New Jersey; grandchildren: Evan (Erin) Mantel, Maureen (Ben) Bowen, Meredith Mantel; five great-grandchildren; brother, John Rutter of Bowling Green, Ohio and her brother and sister-in-law Ned and Meg Rutter of Simpsonville, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hod and their premature twins, Murrell and Mary Alice; and her brother Samuel Rutter.

Known as Emma Mae while she was growing up in Bowling Green, Ohio, Emma Mae relocated with Hod, Cindy and Jim to Saginaw, Michigan in 1969. Emma had a varied work life. She spent part of her retirement volunteering at the Mid-Michigan Regional Center where she worked as a popcorn seller. She attended First Baptist Church of Midland where she met many of her dear friends. Her favorite hymn was “In the Garden” and she never failed to request it. She loved her family which consisted of anyone who met her and loved to laugh. Emma Mae enjoyed her stay at Stratford Pines. If there was a field trip or a musical program, she was always on board. She was a regular at Friday Bingo Games and liked to visit the Country Store for her prizes.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ware-Smith Woolever of Midland, Michigan and Dunn Funeral Home of Bowling Green, Ohio. Her funeral service will be held Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St., Pastor Andrea Curry will officiate. Interment will follow at Wood County Memory Gardens in Bowling Green. Visitation will be held Thursday morning at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Michael J Fox Organization for Parkinson Research. To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Thursday

22

Aug

10:00 AM 8/22/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
Dunn Funeral Home

408 West Wooster Street
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Dunn Funeral Home
408 West Wooster Street Bowling Green 43402 Ohio
United States

Service

Thursday

22

Aug

11:00 AM 8/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
Dunn Funeral Home

408 West Wooster Street
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Dunn Funeral Home
408 West Wooster Street Bowling Green 43402 Ohio
United States
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