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Mabel Travis, 86

November 18, 2016
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Mabel Helena Bertha Travis, 86, of Bickford Cottage in Cedar Falls and formerly of Waterloo, died on November 14, 2016 at Covenant Medical Center.

She was born on August 7, 1930 in Marshalltown, the daughter of William and Luella (Lage) Busch.

Mabel graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1948.

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She married Henry Albert Travis on October 23, 1954 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua; he preceded her in death in 1995.

Mabel owned farmland in which she rented out and crop shared, she worked as a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Terry (Carol) Travis of California and Jerry (Lisa) Travis of Waterloo; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Wilbur (Sherry) Busch of Marion.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Gary Travis and Larry Travis

Services will take place at 10:30 AM on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel; Public visitation will be from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel; burial will take place in Maple Hill Cemetery, Gladbrook; Memorials may be directed to the family where a memorial fund will be established.

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