Archive for Thursday, December 21, 2006

Obituary: Alberta “Bell” Gabriel


December 21, 2006

Services for Alberta "Bell" Gabriel, 98, De Soto, were Monday, Dec. 18, at De Soto Baptist Church. Burial was in Eudora Cemetery.

Mrs. Gabriel died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Eudora Nursing Center.

She was born April 22, 1908, in Baldwin City, the daughter of George and Millie Fuhs Rohe. She graduated from Eudora High School and received her teaching certificate from Pittsburg State University. She was a resident of De Soto for 60 years.

Mrs. Gabriel taught school at Evening Star and Roscoe Country schools. She was a De Soto State Bank board member for 10 years. She attended De Soto United Methodist Church and was active in the Ruth's Circle, Girl Scouts and PTO.

She married Arthur W. Gabriel on June 4, 1937, in Olathe. He died in 1990.

Survivors include a son, Arlen Gabriel, Eudora; a daughter, Belva Thrasher, De Soto; a brother, Russell Rohe, Baldwin City; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Eudora Nursing Center or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary/Eudora Chapel, 1003 John Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.

Online condolences may be sent at, Subject: Gabriel.

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