Louise Catherine Abell, age 95 lifelong resident of Ridgway died peacefully on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Louise was born in Ridgway on July 14, 1918 to the late Ed and Katie (Drone) Wenzel. On August 17, 1937 she married Martin Abell who preceded her in death in 2000. Louise was a cook at St. Joseph Catholic School and the Ridgway School for many years. She loved to Quilt and be with her family. She was a member of the Altar Society, Home Bureau, and the Daughters of Isabella. Louise had wonderful faith; she was a member of the St. Kateri Catholic Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister and will be missed by many.
Louise is survived by 4 Sons, Bob (Barbara) Abell of Swansea, Il, Richard (Barbara) Abell of Ramsey, IL, Larry (Connie) Abell of Goreville, IL and Patrick (Becky) Abell of Ridgway. 2 Daughters, Linda (Chuck) McGuire of Ridgway and Cathy (Jim) Smith of Harrisburg, IL. 11 Grandchildren and 25 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Fr. Don Abell, a brother, Earl Wenzel, 2 grandsons, Mark McGuire and David Abell.
Visitation for Louise will be on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A prayer service will be said at 4:00 PM. Her funeral mass will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 starting at 11:00 AM at the St. Patrick's Church east of Ridgway and interment will follow in the church cemetery. Fr. Steven Beatty will celebrate the mass.
In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the St. Kateri Building Fund, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com