Marian Louise Gabriel, 79, of Indianapolis and formerly of Kokomo died at 10 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2006, at Eagle Valley Meadows Nursing Home, Indianapolis, IN.
Born May 7, 1926, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Ersie (Elkins) Cotterman and Russell Cotterman. After graduating from Walton High School in 1945 she went to work for Kingston Products. After raising three boys, she worked and retired from the Kokomo Housing Authority.
She married Chester M. Gabriel on October 11, 1946, in Walton, Indiana. He died August 6, 1994.
Mrs. Gabriel was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Kokomo. She also was an active member of the Indiana Business and Professional Women, instrumental in developing the Meals On Wheels program in Kokomo and was a charter director.
Survivors include three sons, Mark B. Gabriel of Nashville, Indiana; Philip J. and Sue Gabriel of Brownsburg, Indiana; Kevin P. and Susan Gabriel of Brazil; six grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter-in-law Diane L. Gabriel.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo with her son, Pastor Philip Gabriel officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum.