|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 2010|
Amy was the daughter of Tirza Belle Best and Richard Halferty. She was a graduate of Revere High School, and upon graduation moved to Fort Madison, Iowa. There she worked for the Schaffer Pen Company. After World War II, she met the love of her life, Francis "Abe" Abel, when he asked her to dance at the USO Club. They married on June 29, 1946 in Fort Madison, Iowa.
In 1953, the couple moved to Graham, Texas, and set up roots to raise their family. Amy worked in the school cafeteria at Shawnee Elementary until 1968. She then began a 20-year career with Graham Magnetics, retiring in 1988. Amy was a woman of unwavering faith and found happiness by serving her family, friends and church community with great home-cooked meals, especially her cakes and pies. She also loved gardening, and maintained a beautiful lawn and colorful, meticulously groomed flower beds.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis "Abe" Abel, her parents, four brothers, five sisters, and granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Abel.
Survivors at time of death included two sons, Stephen Abel and wife, Nancy, and Kevin Abel, all of Abilene.
Francis W. Abel (1919 - 1978)*
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Record added: Mar 05, 2010
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