Mabel Miniard Birkla

Mabel Birkla Obituary


Mabel Miniard Birkla, 89, Paoli, IN passed away Friday, May 20, 2023, at IU Health Paoli Hospital.  She was born in Delph, KY on February 13, 1934 to Delno Miniard and Mamie Gross Miniard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John H Birkla, a daughter Teresa Darlene Rainbolt, and brothers Vernon Gross Miniard and George Miniard,

Mabel and her husband John ran the Birkla Bag Company in Cementville, IN. She also worked as a caregiver for the elderly and cleaned houses.

 She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include:                              


Michael Howard                 Clarksville, IN


Mamie Carol Richey            Paoli, IN


Arthor Odell Miniard           London, KY


Marjori Holbrook                  Switzer, WV

Mazie Caudill                         Morehead, KY

Sarah Frances Cornett         Slemp, KY

Tommie Jean Smith             KY

Carolyn Vernette Pratt        Monticello, KY

Also surviving Mabel are two grandchildren:  Daniel Deacon Allen, Milltown, IN and Coty Darlene Birkla, Weldon, IL and five great grandchildren:  Korbin, Londyn, Hayden, Delilah, and Elliana.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Stampers Creek Cemetery, Paoli, IN.

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Graveside Service
May 25, 2023

1:00 PM
Stampers Creek Cemetery
56 east
Paoli, Indiana 47454


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