Mabel M. "Micki" Letheby

March 13, 1931 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 91)


Funeral Services for Mabel M. “Micki” Letheby, age 91, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk.  Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2022 at the church.  The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel passed away, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at the Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk.

She was born March 13, 1931 in Orchard, Nebraska to Leslie and Dora (Dalton) Stevens. Mabel grew up in Norfolk and graduated from Norfolk High School in 1948.  In 1950, she graduated from Norfolk Junior College. 

On June 15, 1952, Mabel married Earl Letheby at the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. 

She taught in Beatrice and Enola and did substitute teaching. Mabel worked at Lee’s Jewelry Store until it closed and Wal Mart in the Garden section until retiring in 2011 at the age of 80.  She was well known for her gardening advice.

Mabel was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 79 years.  Over the years, she taught Sunday School, sang in the Choir, and played in the Handbell Choir.  Mabel served as an Elder, Clerk of the Session, and on the Board of Trustees.  Also, she belonged to the Naomi Circle and PW. 

Mabel was a member of the Deborah Rebekah Lodge 63.

Mabel loved to garden and spent countless hours nurturing her plants and vegetables.  Christmas was her favorite holiday and she was very generous with gifts to her family.  Mabel enjoyed crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, embroidering and crocheting. 

Mabel is survived by her daughters Jane (Dale) Asche of Assaria, KS, Ann Letheby of Norfolk, Lynne (David) Ream of Omaha, grandchildren Tracy (Kevin) Reichmuth, Holli (Tony) Chetta, Jeremy (Krista) Burrus, Tami (Adam) Kusleika, Stephanie (Dirk) Hayworth, Scott (Kieva) Asche, Stacy Burrus, Laurie Asche (Luke Elder), and Kari (Billy) Roehr, seventeen great grandchildren, sisters Joyce Schomberg of Caledonia, MI, and Dorothy Unkel of Battle Creek, and sister-in-law Peggy Letheby of Norfolk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1986, grandson Matthew Letheby, great grandchild Angel Baby Roehr, and sister Zelda Stevens.

Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church or the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska.

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April 4, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
104 South 10th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral Service
April 5, 2022

10:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church
104 South 10th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

Video is available for this event

Graveside Service
April 5, 2022

11:30 AM
Prospect Hill Cemetery
13th and Maple
Norfolk, NE 68701

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