Dale Devoe Ables

June 7, 1934 ~ May 15, 2022 (age 87)


Dale Devoe Ables, 87 of Jeromesville passed away Sunday May 15, 2022 at Crystal Care Center of

Ashland. He was born June 7, 1934 in Ashland Samaritan Hospital to Alice Devoe Ables and

Louis Matthews Ables. Dale was a 1952 graduate of Jeromesville High School, a graduate

of Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Michigan State University in Lansing, MI and attended Drew

University Graduate School of Theology in Madison, New Jersey.

Mr. Ables was a chief supervisor for the Bureau of Quality Assurance, State of Ohio for 34 years. He

also taught high school for two years in the states of Michigan and Hawaii.

Mr. Ables after retirement served on Jeromesville City Council for 10 years and also 6 years on the

Council for Senior Citizens of Ashland County, heading the personnel Committee. He also served as a

Scout Master as did his father of Jeromesville’s Troop 521, achieving Life rank and awarded Scouting

Adult Order of the Arrow. Mr. Ables was a benevolent supporter of Ohio’s Passion Play, The Living

Word Outdoor Drama in Cambridge. He was an active participate in many Hillsdale Football

Homecomings, providing transportation for the Queens and attendants, donating from his automobile

collection as well as Jeromesville parades and Ashland University.

He was an active member of the Jeromesville United Methodist Church and provided a Children’s

Library as a memorial to his mother. He was a gardener and shared may arrangements with the church

and shut-ins.

Surviving Dale are his sister, Mary Annette Ables Ellwood and her husband Judge David A. Ellwood of

Senecaville, OH, nieces, Rose Ann Reed, his caregiver and husband, Rick Reed of Wooster, Mary

Catherine Riggle of Venice, FL, nephew, Luke David Ellwood and Tiffany of Springboro, OH and

several great nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday May 21, 2022 at Jeromesville United Methodist Church with

Judge David Ellwood officiating. Burial will be in Jeromesville Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville assisted the family with arrangements.

Online condolences my be made at

A special thanks to Sunshile Homecare for special care and rehab while he was in his home and to

Crystal Care of Ashland for his care this last year.

The family would also like to thank Marcia Ruby and Thorn and Linda Nethero for their friendship and

kindness during Dale’s illness.

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Funeral Service
May 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Jeromesville United Methodist Church
40 E. North Street
Jeromesville, Ohio 44840

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