JACKSON -- Dora Esther Mantel, 90, died July 2, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born April 16, 1922, in Morley, to the late Ray and Cora Watson Shores, she was a florist at Gilmers Flower Shop in Chaffee and also worked at Sports Specialty Shoe Factory as a machine operator. She and her husband then started Mantel Antiques in Chaffee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson and a former member of Calvary Baptist Church in Chaffee where she taught Sunday school. She was also a member of Ladies Society of Brotherhood Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, Ladies V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 10495 of Jackson and volunteered at the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau and for the American Red Cross.
On Aug. 22, 1945, she married C.E. Mantel who preceded her in death on Sept.19, 1991.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and a special friend, Vincent Schwartz.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Pat Mantel of Indianapolis; two daughters and a son-in-law, Connie Smith of Jackson and Carla and Gary Wilke of Midlothian, Texas; and nine grandsons and 12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were conducted Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau with the Rev. Jack Bishop officiating assisted by the Rev. Charles Lance.
The Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at: www.amick-burnettfuneralchapels.com.