Beverly Ann Abel, 81, Jasper

Beverly Ann Abel 81, of Jasper, died Tuesday, October 21, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was born in Otwell August 29, 1940, to Hilbert and Wilma (Weisheit) Buchta.

Beverly was a graduate of Otwell High School and attended Lockyear Business College in Newburgh. She worked as office manager for Alco Dime Store in Shoals, was a member of Traylor-Union Church in the Burr Oak community, and the Rusk Homemakers Club in Shoals. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with family.

She is survived by one son, Ernest Abel, Burns City; three sisters, Janice Hamm and husband Delmas, Petersburg, Fay Smith and husband Kenneth, Otwell, and Bonnie Buchta, Jasper; one brother, Larry Buchta and wife Dorothy, Columbus; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister Kay Lamb.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in Taylor-Union Cemetery in Otwell. Mark Hamaker will officiate.

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