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Katie Lee Mabe

December 18, 1937 — May 29, 2024

Nixa

Katie Lee Mabe, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2024.  She was born December 18, 1937, in Nixa, where she continued to live throughout her life.  Her parents were George "Jack" Wolfe, and Gladys (Maples) Wolfe.  On May 7, 1953, she and Jimmy Dale "Jim" Mabe were united in marriage.


Katie was instrumental along with Jim in starting the famous Baldknobbers Show in Branson. She was hands on helping with whatever needed to be done, and also worked in accounting for the business.  Her grandkids loved to hear stories about the Baldknobber wives standing on the curb encouraging potentials customers to "come on in".  Katie was the number one fan and avid supporter of Droopy Jr.  (son Tim).


Katie was a devout Christian and a longtime member of Riverdale Baptist Church, where she had played the organ. Later in life she enjoyed eating out and playing solitaire and other games on her computer.


Katie's family was always so important to her.  She loved each one and looked forward to spending time with them.


Survivors include:  Her son, Tim Mabe and wife Patty, of Springfield; grandchildren Brandon Mabe and Megan, and Breanna Winburn and Derrick; great-grandchildren, Broden, Jalyn, Carter, Wyatt, Nikki, Sydney, Shayna, and Hayden; great-great-grandchildren, Everlynn and Vivienne; nephews and nieces.  


Preceding Katie in death were:  Her husband, Jim, in 2003; a daughter, Marilyn Poitz; Grandsons, J.P. Mabe, and Shane Mabe; a sister, Rhoda Lou Wolfe; a brother Bob Wolfe, and her parents. After Jim passed away Katie married Bob Diekhoff, and they enjoyed traveling.  He also preceded Katie in death.  


A Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM Monday, June 3, in Riverdale Baptist Church, south of Nixa, with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu officiating.  Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time Monday at the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, June 3, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Riverdale Baptist Church

549 W Riverdale Dr, Nixa, MO 65714

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 3, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm

Riverdale Baptist Church

549 W Riverdale Dr, Nixa, MO 65714

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Graveside Service

Monday, June 3, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm

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