Mass of Christian Burial for George Abel, 78, Eudora, was Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial was in the Holy Family Cemetery in Eudora.
Mr. Abel died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at his home.
He was born Aug. 25, 1928, on the family farm in Eudora, the son of Otto and Sarah W. Neis Abel. He graduated from Eudora High School in 1945.
Mr. Abel was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of Kansas Farm Bureau, Weaver Bottoms Drainage District, and a past board member of Johnson County Rural Water District No. 6. He received the Johnson County Conservation Award in 1995. He was a proud support of wrestling and other Eudora High School sports.
He married Mary Komer on Jan. 7, 1951, in Eudora. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include five sons, George R. Abel, Emporia, Gary M. Abel, Mulvane, and Danny C. Abel, Ronald M. Abel, and Chris N. Abel, all of Eudora; four daughters, Kathy Abel Laws, Ottawa, JoAnn D. Mott, Belvue, Mary Jane Harris, Eudora; Becky L. Huslig, Andover; a brother, Carl M. Abel, Eudora; three sisters, Minnie Fesmire, Olathe, Elva Kindred, Eudora, and Marion Shutt, Lawrence; 34 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Three sons, Michael J. Abel, Paul O. Abel and Donald M. Abel, and two sisters, Annetta Wright and Violet Kimberling, died earlier.
The family suggests memorials to Holy Family Catholic Cemetery or to a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the mortuary, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Abel.