James L. “Jim” Mabe

James L. “Jim” Mabe

July 4, 1952 – May 7, 2019

James L. Mabe, formerly of Bellevue, NE, passed from this life at the age of 66 years and 10 months, in Joplin, MO, after a long illness.  Jim had worked for the City of Omaha for over 30 years, and was a longtime member of AFSCME Local 251.  He enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing with his friends, watching classic television, and the pursuit of classic cars. He cherished his family, and treasured every moment he spent with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Mary Lou Mabe, and his brother Gerald Mabe.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Jackie; his daughters, Melissa Stubbs and Jennifer Mabe; his son, Donald Mabe (Carrie); grandchildren: Mikel, Michael, Timothy Jr., Jason, Jastaa, Forest, Damian, Joshua, Duane, Jaden, Kaydence, Tommy, Melissa May, and Kylee Jo; great-grandchildren: Jase, Maesin, Lukas, and Emily Rae; sisters, Dorothy Mabe and Ruth Freeman (Michael); nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws; and many friends, including his “Brotherman” John Lund.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 31st, with family receiving friends one hour prior, at BELLEVUE MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2202 Hancock St., Bellevue, NE 68005 | (402) 291-5000. Luncheon to follow.

Private inurnment at a later date.

Memorials in Jim’s name suggested to the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org), the American Lung Association (lung.org), or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org).


  • Ed Loman Posted November 15, 2019 6:47 am

    I was a very close friend of Jim’s brother Jerry. Sad to hear about Jim. I knew the Mabe family for 50 years. I think of Jerry often and miss him very much. I happen to see this while looking for the funeral date for another friend of mine here in Bellevue. Tell Dorthy and Ruth that Eddie said hi.

  • Jackie Posted May 7, 2020 1:59 pm

    ❤ Jimmy ❤

    One year ago today
    The Lord took you away
    Your pain is gone, your spirit free
    I know that you watch over me
    The tears I’ve shed, to understand,
    Will still flow as I take His hand.
    Only when we are united
    Will my broken heart be quieted

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