Mabel L. David

April 15, 1925June 30, 2011

Mabel L. David, 86, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield.

She was born on April 15, 1925 in Springfield, the daughter of the late Otto and Lena (Goers) Kornack. She married Walter H. David in Springfield in 1944 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1999.

Mrs. David worked as a supervisor for the Illinois Department of Revenue. She bowled in leagues in Springfield for many years and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield. She enjoyed being a grandmother and great-grandmother very much.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Janet (husband Charles) Crane and Pat (husband Dan) Diefenback, both of Springfield, a sister, Mildred Simmler of Springfield, a sister-in-law, Lillian Flammini of Springfield, 6 grandchildren, Stacey (husband Jeffry) Mullins of Ridgefield, CT, Beth Ann (husband Randy) Kaltenmark of Zionsville, IN, Marty David of Fairfield, IL, David Diefenback of Springfield, Amy (husband Bill) Borchardt of Springfield, and Michael Diefenback of Springfield, 8 great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Liam, and Colin Mullins, Lauren, Madeline, and William Kaltenmark, and Kayli and Lily Borchardt. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Stan David, a half-sister, Edna Kornack, and a half-brother W.O. Siebert.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill, Springfield where visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 4 to 7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 10 am at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Thomas Radtke officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Springfield.

Please visit the online obituary at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 5, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Monica White

July 9, 2011

I worked with Mabel for many years at the the Dept. of Revenue. She was a good friend and I missed her very much when she retired. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. You have my deepest sympathy.

Sue (Bahr) Moberly

July 5, 2011

Pat, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.

July 5, 2011

I lived across the street from the David family since 1956. Janet is the sister I never had. Walt and my dad, Marshall McQuinn, laughed about who would claim Janet and me on their income tax forms as a dependent. Mabel always told it like it was..she has been my mom for the last few years as my mom has Alzheimers. Our families spent MANY hours together as neighbors on Salem in peace, Maboo!!! Love You, Karen McQuinn Grant

July 4, 2011

We send our condolences to the family of Mabel L. David. We have Mabel and her family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you.

- Jacquelyn L. Kornack-Redman, Eric Kornack,and Laura Kornack.

Anna Page

July 3, 2011

Mabel was one of the best people it has been my pleasure to meet, She was my co-worker when I began at Revenue way back in 1977 and showed a scared 22 year old the ropes she will be missed so sorry for your loss.

Anna Page

Stuart & Eileen Hott family

July 1, 2011

To all David family members, Aunt Mabel's outstanding legacy is beyond words, will always be missed and will never be forgotten. In an attempt to give you comfort & peace during these delicate times I'm compelled to share a Helen Keller quote I discovered months after the passing of my mother: "What we have once enjoyed we can NEVER lose. All that we LOVE becomes a part of us." I hope this is helpful in your grieving process & soothes wounds which surface during it so healing occurs sooner than your expectations.