Lillian McCabe (McCabe) Ambler

Born: Wed., Sep. 22, 1920
Died: Wed., Aug. 19, 2015


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Aug. 24, 2015
Location: St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Mon., Aug. 24, 2015
Location: St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church

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Lillian McCabe Ambler, 94, of Granger, IN passed away Wednesday August 19, 2015 in Fort Wayne, IN.  She was born September 22, 1920 to the late John and Lenora (Porter) McCabe.  Also preceding her in death were her siblings Evelyn McCabe Murphy, Katherine McCabe Melling and Regina McCabe Trotter.  She married George Leo Ambler in 1956 in Jackson, MI he died in 2012.  Lillian is survived by her daughters Mary Ambler Burton (Scott) of Auburn, IN and Angela Ambler of Granger.  2 grandchildren Nicholas Burton of Washington, D.C. and Christina Burton Jackson (Loring) of McCordsville, IN. 2 great grandchildren Leah and Nora Jackson.  The family would like to thank Lillian’s friend and caretaker Kelli Phillips of Niles for her care.  Lillian was a retired Teacher in Mishawaka and taught Kindergarten for many years.  Lillian was a member of St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church
She was very active in many community activities such as being a Docent at the South Bend Art Museum, Notre Dame Snite Museum and the Oliver Manson and a tour guide at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame, she volunteered her time at the Churches food bank.  She and her husband were world travelers and for a time she taught in Scotland.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Therese Little Flower 54191 N. Ironwood at 11:00 a.m. Monday August 24, 2015 and friends may visit with the family one hour prior to Mass.  Memorial donations may be made to Logan Industries or the humane society. 

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Charitable donations may be made in Lillian's memory to the following organizations:

Humane Society
2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545

Little Flower Catholic Church
54191 Ironwood Rd., South Bend, IN, 46635

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Fr. Jim Bracke csc
   Posted Sun August 23, 2015
God's peace and comfort in Jesus our shepherd of love,

Sorry for your loss and deeply regret that duties here at ND keep me from being with you. I have great memories of visits and meals with your Mom. Her gentle smile and warmth were graces to me. She was very bright and interested in life. I will pray now to her and your Dad as they are now one.

May they rest in peace.

Fr. Jim

Sr. Elaine DesRosiers,OP
   Posted Sun August 23, 2015
Dear Angie,

I want you to know that I join you in being sad over the death of your dear mother. She was a wonderful woman, and a great mother to you and to Mary. I am happy that you have Mary and Scott who will care well for you. I will always remember the great trip to Michigan that you and I had with your Mom and Dad. It is good to have beautiful memories, isn't it?

Dear Mary and Scott, my condolences to you, too. You were blessed to have such great parents. I shall always rejoice that I had George and Lillian as good friends.


Brian Burton and Family
   Posted Mon August 24, 2015
Mary -
Our deepest sympathy for you, Angie and your entire family. Your mother was always so enjoyable to visit with through the years. Thoughts today and always.
Brian, Susan, Drew, Kelli & Kyle

Claudia Maslowski/ South Bend Museum of Art
   Posted Mon August 24, 2015
Our hearts go out to the family during this difficult time. Lillian was a wonderful docent for SBMA and the Snite, and we greatly appreciated her commitment and involvement in the community. May the memories we cherish help to sustain you in the coming days.

Joe & Mary Ann DeKever
   Posted Mon August 24, 2015
Dear Family of Mrs. Albler:

Our son Peter DeKever had Mrs. Ambler while a student in the early primary grades at North Side School in Mishawaka in the 1970's.

It was a wonderful experience and my wife and I know that he was a better person for him having her as a teacher.

May God grant her eternal peace.