Oct. 10, 1924 Savannah Andrew County Missouri, USA
Feb. 19, 2010 Paris Monroe County Missouri, USA
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Mary Edith Abels, 85, Colorado Springs, formerly of Savannah, Mo., died February 19, 2010 at the Monroe Manor Nursing Home In Paris, Monroe County Missouri at 6:00 p.m. due to Failure to Thrive and dementia.
She had relocated to be closer to her nephew and informant on her death certificate, Wayne Mitchell.
Preceded: parents, Thomas George and Rada Mae Leeson Abels; sisters, Virginia Keling, Florida Holstrom, Naomi Barth, and Rachel Rice. Survivors: brother, William Abels; numerous nieces and nephews.
She never married and always took care of her nieces and nephews as if they were her own.A religious woman, she always had a Bible nearby, and she read stories to her nieces and nephews. She was a retired nurse's aid
Graveside funeral services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Savannah (Mo.) City Cemetery. Arrangements: Garner Funeral Home and Chapel, Monroe City, Mo.