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Abel, LaVonne
LaVonne Abel, 84, of Lake Bracken, Galesburg, Ill., died at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at her home.

She was born November 15, 1927 in Gilson, Ill., the daughter of George G. and Pearl A. Purchase Moore. She married Orville C. Abel on January 13, 1947 in Abingdon, Ill. He preceded her in death on August 10, 1998.

She is survived by four daughters, Dixie (John) Hare of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Vicki Rice of Galesburg, Kay (John) Guiste of Butler, Pa., and Karen (John) Smith of Maquon, Ill.; her grandchildren, Lori Hare, Mike Hare, Traci (Robert) Davis, Kelly Adams, Scott Syrkel, Neal (Ashley) Syrkel, Matthew (Elizabeth) Hays, Jeremy (Inayah) Hays, Dustin Hays, Nick (Kaye) Guiste, Julie Guiste, Shawn (Jennifer) Admire and Travis (Amanda) Admire, Jody Chapman, John Smith II and Travis (Stephanie) Smith; her great grandchildren, Ashleigh, Matthew, Kalie, Gage, Shelby, Bailey, Taylor, Destiny, Brenden, Aubrey, Marina, Gemma, Hadyn, Logan, Nolan, Addison, Corinn, Emma, Dakota, Skylar, Tristan, Chadrick, Briana, Isaac, Tyler, Carley Jo, John III, Ethan and Colton and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter, Lisa Abel on May 11, 1999 and three sisters.

LaVonne was a homemaker. She graduated from Gilson High School in 1945 and was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev Norman Mendell will officiate. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be in Oneida Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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