Shelby  County  Indiana

Abel / Abele

The  Shelbyville  News
October 1, 2001
Gwendolyn R. Abel, 62, of Shelbyville, died Sunday Sept. 30, 2001.
Born April 18, 1939, in Smithville, N.J., d/o  Charles and Adelaide (Carpenter) Haines.  Married Maynard L. Abel  on Oct. 30, 1981.  He survives.
Other survivors include four sons, Edward Bodine Jr. of California, Robert Bodine  of Shelbyville, Oliver Bodine  of Brownsville, N.J., and  Jerod Bodine  of Pemberton, NJ;  two daughters, Terri Bongiorno, of Burlington, NJ, and  Vicki Brown  of Tabernacle, NJ;  two stepsons, Brian Abel  of Shelbyville and  Michael Abel  of Wildwood, NJ; two stepdaughters, Tonya Abel  and  Terri Bodine, both of Shelbyville; two brothers, Charles Haines Jr. of Burlington and  Brian Haines  of Williamstown, NJ; one sister, Susan Blasi  of Mount Holly, NJ; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Lived in Shelbyville since 1989.
Homemaker and a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St., with the Rev. Robb L. Barlow officiating.
Burial will be in London Cemetery in London, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176, or Hospice of Shelby County, 114 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, August 15, 1980
Charles Abele, 85, died Wednesday, August 13, 1980, Three Rivers, Michigan.
Had a plumbing business in Shelbyville in the late 1920s.
Survivors:  widow,  Helen Abele, and a sister,  Mrs. Edith Whisman (husband Fred), Shelbyville.
Burial:  Mendon, Michigan.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday October 24, 1931
Page 1 column 3
Mrs. Elizabeth Abele, 77, Succumbed Friday night at Home in City
          Mrs. Elizabeth [Winters] Abele, widow of  Christian Abele, died at her home, 617 West Franklin street, Friday night at 7:45 o’clock, after a long illness.  She suffered a paralytic stroke last February.
          Mrs. Abele was born on May 9, 1854 at Lebanon, Ohio, being 77 years of age.  Her marriage to Mr. Abele took place on August 8, 1874 and five children were born to this union.  Mr. Abele’s death occurred on November 9, 1925.
          The deceased is survived by two sons, Frank Abele, of Seymour, and  Charles Abele, of this city; and three daughters, Mrs. Lewis [Lena] Buendert, of Delafield, Wisconsin;  Mrs. Fred [Edith] Whisman, of this city; and  Mrs. Henry [Stella Ruth] Klund, with whom Mrs. Abele resided.  Four grandchildren and one brother,  John Winters, of Lebanon, Ohio, also survive.  Mrs. Abele was a member of the First Baptist here.
          Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the home, with A. E. Cowley, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth.  Friends may call at the home any time after noon Saturday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Michelle Winters

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday November 9, 1926
Page 1 column 6
Death of Well Known Citizen Follows Long Illness at Home Here
          The death of  Christian A. Abele, age 75 years, occurred at 5:30 a.m. today at his home 617 West Franklin street, following an illness of one and one half years of heart trouble and dropsy.  The deceased was a well known citizen and had been in the tailoring business on West Broadway for many years.
          Mr. Abele was a native of Germany, having been born in Waldhausen, state of Wurtemburg, September 9, 1851.  He came to this country when young and since March 1, 1881 had lived in this city.  He was married to Miss Elizabeth Winters, September 9, 1874.
          Immediately after coming to Shelbyville, Mr. Abele went into the tailoring business with  Albert Arzet, whose death occurred in 1913.  Since that time Mr. Abele has continued in business by himself.
          Surviving Mr. Abele with the widow are two sons,  Frank Abele,  of Seymour and  Charles J. Abele, of this city; three daughters,  Mrs. Lena Buendert, of Chicago;  Mrs. Edith Whisman  and Mrs. Stella Klund  of this city, and four grandchildren.
          Mr. Abele was a man of estimable character and was held in high esteem by many friends.  He was a former member of the city council and very active in civic affairs.  He took a prominent part in affairs of the Masonic lodge of which he was a member, and was especially active in Baldwin Commandery, No. 2, Knights Templar.  He was a member and an officer of the First Baptist church of this city and for many years had been a member of the church choir.  He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and Ben Hur lodges of this city.
          Funeral services will be held at the home at two o’clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. I. C. Overman, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Michelle Winters

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