Roda “May” Abel

Funeral services for Roda “May” Abel, 76, Lawrence will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at  Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

 Mrs. Abel died Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at her son’s home in Baldwin City.

She was born July 20, 1934, in Shannon County, MO. the daughter of Charles L. and Telsia Ivy Callahan Roberts.

Mrs. Abel was a homemaker.

She was a member of the River City CB Club and Oohs and Aahs Camping Club, both of Lawrence.

Mrs. Abel married Robert Lloyd Abel on May 31, 1951, in Salem, Ark.  He died June 14, 1997.

Survivors include a son, Mark and wife Veronica Abel, Baldwin City; a brother, Charles Roberts, Oskaloosa; a sister Eula Reynolds,  Lawrence; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Friends may call from 9 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice of Lenexa, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Brandi Campbell McNish...

Mark and Family, I am so sorry to hear about May. I knew May through the doctor’s office and I also stopped to visit with her on occassion @ her home. She was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

From Don and Frances Jones...

We were so sorry to hear about May’s death. We were in the camping club with them and had so much fun. We will always remember all those good times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From Katie (Roberts) Gilliam...

Dearest Mark & Family:
Words cannot express my sincere sympathies to you and your family. May was such a special part of my life for so many years. I had no idea she was so ill, my apologies. I only hope you can bask in the warmth and remembrance of her funny ways, her never ending laughter, and her genuine love for everyone, especially her family. God bless you all and I am thinking of you fondly…many many memories. Love Katie & Butch, Aaron,Sarah & Hayes(2yrs); Lee & Ally(14yrs).

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