Beverly Ann Abel, 81, Jasper

Beverly Ann Abel, 81, of Jasper, passed away at 4:32 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. 

Beverly was born in Otwell on August 29, 1940, to Hilbert and Wilma (Weisheit) Buchta.  

Beverly was a graduate of Otwell High School and went on to Lockyear Business College in Evansville.  

She worked as an office manager for Alco Dime Store based in Shoals, Indiana.  

She was a member of Traylor-Union Church in the Burr Oak community and the Rusk Homemakers Club in Shoals. 

Beverly enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.  

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

Preceding her in death was one sister, Kay Lamb.  

A funeral service for Beverly Ann Abel will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow in Traylor-Union Cemetery in Otwell, Indiana. Mark Hamaker will officiate.  

A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, Indiana.   

Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family or to a favorite charity.   

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