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Abel, Betty L.
Betty Louise Abel, age 87, of 121 W. Simmons St, Apt. 902, Galesburg and formerly of Abingdon, died at 10:08 am Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born on November 7, 1923 in Farmington, IL to Ralph and M. Vaneta Reynolds Brush. She married Frederick Earl Abel on January 24, 1942 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1994.

Surviving are one son, David Earl (and Von) Abel of Burkburnett, Texas; a granddaughter, Terri Thompson of Marshfield, Wisconsin; a step-grandson, Randy Wilkinson of Wichita Falls, Texas; a great-grandson, J.J. Bowles of Springfield, Missouri; two brothers, Ronald (and Joan) Brush of Galesburg and Wayne (and Goldie) Brush of Galesburg; five sisters, Mildred Jefferson of Galesburg, Darlene McCormick of Abingdon, Elaine (and Frank) Rice of Galesburg, Jane Kinzer of Burlington, Iowa, and Barbara (and Joe) Parmenter of Galesburg.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Francis Brush, three sisters, Martha Upton, Beverly Bishop and Linda Hall.

She graduated from Gilson High School in 1941. She was a salesperson. She was also a seamstress and enjoyed making crafts.

She had lived in Galesburg since 1994 and had lived in Abingdon prior to that. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Abingdon.
Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at
5:00 pm Monday, September 12, 2011 at Mary Allen West Tower, 121 W. Simmons St. in Galesburg. Rev. M. Annette Faull will officiate. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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