Mary Lou’s funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 11th at the funeral home. The service will be conducted by Pastor Dan Hayton of Grace Church in Newton.
The family will greet friends from 10-11 a.m., September 11th at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the Newton Union Cemetery in Newton.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the family (please make checks payable to Teresa Ely). Memorials may be left at the funeral home. If you are mailing your memorial to the funeral home, please add, Attn: Abel Family on the envelope.
Mary Lou Repp Abel, the daughter of Carl and Irene Gragg Repp was born on April 1, 1932 in Albia, Iowa.
On May 28, 1951, Mary Lou was united in marriage with Alfred H. Abel in Newton, Iowa. They were blessed with six children, Tom, Tonda, Toni, Teresa, Tim and Tammy. Mary Lou was a homemaker. She enjoyed being with her family. Mary Lou had also enjoyed going camping and sitting around the camp fire.
Mary Lou died on Thursday, September 5, 2019 surrounded by the love of her family. She was 87. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Alfred; grandson, James Connell III; and sister, Patty Ann Davis.
Those left to cherish Mary Lou’s memory are her children, Tom (Angela) Abel of Newton, Tonda (Tom) Hulbert of Baxter, Toni (Mark) Cupples of Newton, Teresa (Dan) Ely of Newton, Tim (Rachel) Abel of Newton and Tammy Abel of Newton; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and her siblings, Gerald (Betty) Repp of Newton, Donna Jean (Maynard) Mettler of Newton, Carolyn Kay Revell of Newton and Carl (Jane) Repp of Newton.