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Obituary Notice – Lois G. Mahle

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MahleLDUNKIRK:  Lois G. Mahle, 89, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Temple Road Dunkirk, formerly of Gardner Street, Fredonia, died Friday, April 1st, 2016 at her residence, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Cherry Creek, on August 4, 1926, the daughter of the late Millard and Gladys (Crumb) Chase.

Mrs. Mahle was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1944 and worked as a Clerk at Publix Corporate Offices Lakeland, FL., for 2 years.  She also had previously worked for the Fredonia Central School System on Eagle Street for 15 years, worked as a bookkeeper for 2 years for Indian Rocks Bank, Pinellas Park, FL and for the Pinellas County Schools as a clerk.  Mrs. Mahle was a former member of Laona United Methodist Church, Fredonia where she was former member of the United Methodist Women.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting & family get togethers.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Mahle, of Fredonia; Laurie Mahle Sayers, of Dunkirk; a brother, Millard Chase, Jr., of Brocton; four sisters, R. Jean Buck, of Cassadaga; Olive Mae Becker and Kay M. (Victor) Richardson,  both of Brocton; and Una (Gilbert) Boquin, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her stepmother Mary (Newton) Chase and her husband Cecil Mahle, whom she married on June 29, 1944 in Laona and who died March 9, 2005.

There will be no visitation observed.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville with Rev. Donald Carlson, officiating.  Interment will follow in Sheridan Center Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Laona United Methodist Church, 9636 Wilson Road, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to


  • Shirley Smith
    Posted April 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. You and your whole family have been through more than your fair share of heartache over the past few years, and now this.
    I pray that your Mom is at peace and in heaven now.
    Again, I’m so sorry.
    Love and comfort to you and your family.
    XO Shirley

  • Glenda and Steven Davis
    Posted April 3, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Laurie and Janet,
    We are sorry about the loss of your mother. The sorrow of the faithful
    is not that of permanent loss,
    but the tender sense of sadness
    that comes in saying good-bye for now
    to someone we love.
    May today’s sorrow give way
    to the peace and
    comfort of God’s love. We are here for any help you may need…Glenda and Steven

  • Bernie and Rosalind Barris
    Posted April 4, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Janet and Laurie,

    Rosalind and I are very sorry for your loss.

    Aunt Lois was a special person and we will miss her. I’m glad we got to visit with her at the home last fall.

    We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bernie and Roz

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