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Betty was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Christian Church, where she was active in the nursery and with the prayer team. She enjoyed boating, camping, yard sales, family reunions and dancing.
Survivors include her sons, Dennis Abel and his wife Diana of Princeton, Doug Abel and his wife Kimberly of Lapaz, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Rosemary Abel of Washington; sister, Erma Lee Shelton of Washington; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and special friend, Pat Wilkinson of Washington. Betty is preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Abbott; her loving husband of 53 years, Jack Abel; brother Norman Abbott; sister Ora Mae Purdue; and her son, David William Abel.
Friends may visit with Betty's family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State St. in Washington. Betty's funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, with Bro. Keith Meece officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 415 E. Sixth St., Jasper, IN 47546 or The National Alzheimer's Association. Online memories may be shared with Betty's family at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Abel family with arrangements.
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