Mabel G. Linthicum, 88, Birdseye

Mabel G. Linthicum, age 88, of Birdseye, passed away at 1:21 a.m., on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

She was born April 7, 1932, in Birdseye, Indiana, to Raymond and Thelma (Newton) Holzbog; and married William Eugene Linthicum on January 21, 1956. Mabel was a homemaker, seamstress, and wedding cake baker/decorator. She was able to travel the world with her husband during his service in the United States Air Force; had the honor of helping raise her great-grandson, Ethan; and was a member of the Birdseye Christian Church.

Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene Linthicum, who passed away on December 2, 2006; an infant daughter, Norma Jean Eckert; seven siblings, Hershel Holzbog, Macel Holzbog, Frieda Wilkes, Marie Riley and Donald, Velda and Lois who died in infancy; and sister/brother in-laws, Virginia Clark, Clayton Ingle, Carl Riley and Ron Gehlhausen.

She is survived by three daughters, Debbie Wright of Birdseye, Nancy Wright of Taswell and Margie (Donnie) Andry of Birdseye; eight siblings, Necie (Hubert) Morgan, Lee (Naomi) Holzbog, Sam (Marilyn) Holzbog, Roy (Tracey) Holzbog, Kathleen Ingle, Loretta Lytle, Vivian (Jim) Taylor and Wanda Gehlhausen; sister/brother in-laws, Cornelia Holzbog, Norma Harmon and Basil Wilkes; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Mabel G. Linthicum will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at the Birdseye Cemetery in Birdseye, Indiana. Pastor Ron Hickman will officiate at the graveside service. Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the burial arrangements. Condolences may be shared online at

More on