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Mable Weaver Quinby of Newport News/Hayes, ventured forth on Dec. 24, 2018 to that place where she can lovingly watch over her dear family.

Mable was born on Sept. 18, 1919 in Blakeley, Georgia, to Andrew Coy Weaver and Beulah Jones Weaver. She was the oldest of three children. Her brother, Andrew Cecil, and sister, Annie Jewel Phillips, precede her in death.

A major factor in her childhood was the gift of attending Pine Mountain Settlement School in Eastern Kentucky, a progressive work/study school for the rural children. She became an assistant to the school’s nurse who also cared for the local community. Riding mules to see patients with Miss Rood was an honor for Mable. And upon graduation, she earned an R.N. from the former Carraway Methodist Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1942, she enlisted as an Army Air Corps Nurse serving in Tennessee and Georgia.

Mable was a meticulous worker in everything she did. She loved to read, especially American history, adored musicals and walking in the woods.

She met and married William Knighton Quinby Jr. of Sharon, Pennsylvania (death in 1998) who also served in the Air Corps. They had two daughters, Helen Louise Quinby and Jill Elaine Schadt, who preceded her mother in death. 

Mable and Bill raised their children in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. She was active with Girl Scouts, the Children’s Clinic and Planned Parenthood. She and her husband were avid bridge players and they enjoyed international travel.  

She is survived by her elder daughter; her grandchildren, Pamela Lynn and Andrew Judson and Gail Kristin and Michael LePage, and their father, Wilfried J. Schadt. She is also survived by a niece and three nephews plus several great-nephews and -nieces. Her great-grandchildren include Veronica and Joseph Judson and Benjamin and Kristopher LePage.

Her three best friends, June Gibson, Betty Silverman and Jamie Lipp, shared her adventures shopping, raising their little ones, golfing and stories of life. We all carry her light with us to the next generations.

The family wishes to thank the Chesapeake Retirement Community, Newport News, and their very supportive staff in caring for Mable Quinby. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point. Please visit to share condolences and memories.