Mabel Jones Zechman, 89, former resident, Dutchmaid, Terry Mfg. worker, Calvary Church member

By on January 17, 2018

Mabel Jones Zechman, 89, of Lancaster, formerly of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Manor Care.

She was born in Martic Forge to the late Jacob and Clara (Groff) Aukamp; and was the wife of the late Clifford D. Jones, who passed away in 1987; and the late Harry Zechman, who passed away 2008.

She was a member of Calvary Church, Lancaster. Mabel was a garment worker for various manufacturers including Dutchmaid in Ephrata and Terry Mfg. in Akron.

Mabel is survived by two daughters: Jean Ziegler of Lancaster; Shirley, wife of Frank Kosakoski of Lancaster; two grandsons: Michael, husband of Holly (Berry) Ziegler of Manheim; Derek Parent of Palmetto, Fla.; a great-granddaughter: Quinn Ziegler; two brothers: Charles Aukamp of Quarryville, Paul Aukamp of Lampeter; three sisters: Florence Hess of Washington Boro, Ruth Aukamp of Columbia, and Rose Scheid of Lancaster.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Casey L. Jones; and four siblings: Elsie, Josephine, Clara, and Ernest Aukamp.

A memorial service was held Jan. 13 at the Pheasant Ridge Community Center, Lancaster. Interment will be private in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mabel’s memory may be made to Friendship Community, 1149 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA, 17543.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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