Mabel C. Acord

Alton | Tuesday, April 26 2011

Mabel C. Acord, age 90, died at 1:17 pm, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Meramac Bluff Care Center in Baldwin, MO. with her family by her side. 

Mabel was the daughter of the late James and Kate (Fowler) Chilton, she was born on April 20, 1921 in Braggadocio, Missouri. She then lived in Des Arc, Missouri until 1932 when she moved to the Alton, Illinois area. She graduated from East Alton Wood River Community High School in 1939. Shortly after graduating she was employed by Olin Corp. in East Alton until she married Ozzie Acord on December 21, 1941. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1999.

She was a member of the 1st General Baptist Church of East Alton, Il. She remained active in the church until time of deteriorating health. There she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society, taught 2nd grade Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She had been a member of Rebekah’s lodge in Wood River. In 1952, she and her husband opened Acord Music Shop in Wood River where she worked until time of its closing in 1969. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s she was an avid fan of the Baseball Cardinals.

She is survived by four children: Don Acord of St. Charles, MO., Rick (Brenda) Acord of St. Louis, MO., Jeff (Kim) Acord of St. Peters, Mo.,and Joan (John) Gefferth of O’Fallon, Il. Nine grandchildren: Todd, Tina, Heather, Kelli, Jason, Justin, Kelly, Haley, and Logan. Also surviving are eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She is also survived by a sister, Ethelyn Reed of Virginia and numerous nephews and nieces. 

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Dennis in 1947: four sisters, Lorene Dykeman, Maude Cole, Pat Hanneken, and her twin, Myrtle Fischer: and numerous other sisters in law and brothers in law.

Visitation will be from 9 am till time of service at 11 am, Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.

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