Mabel Ellen Lamp, 101, of Tipton, entered eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Cedar Manor Nursing Home. Friends and family may gather from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Fry Funeral Home for a time of visitation. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, also at Fry's with interment to follow at Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Memorials in memory
of Mabel may be directed to First United Methodist Church, Tipton; Iowa City Hospice; Tipton Senior Dining; or Cedar Manor. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Mabel was born Sept. 9, 1914, in Cedar County, Sugar Creek Township, to George and Millie (Osborn) Laucamp. She attended rural Cedar County schools through the eighth grade while working for her father on their farm. Mabel was united in marriage to the late John "Freddie" Lamp in 1937. They made Tipton their home where they raised their five girls, Maggie, Millie, Elaine, Patricia and Marilyn.
Mabel's employment years began while raising their children, ironing and washing, sewing and cleaning houses for others also kept her days full. Mabel later joined Lamp Motor Co., where she worked with her husband as the bookkeeper until they retired. Mabel enjoyed gardening, fruit, vegetables and flowers, especially her American Beauty red roses.
Surviving Mabel are her daughters, Maggie (Chet) Christianson of Anthem, Ariz., Millie Manatrey of Sterling, Ill., Elaine Holden of Surprise, Ariz., Patricia Harvey of Sunland, Calif., and Marilyn Mathias of St. Charles, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Entering eternal rest prior to Mabel were her husband, parents, parents-in-law, sisters, brothers, son-in-law, Arlyn Holden; and grandson, Bart Holden.