Betty Louise Abel of age 93, of Shoals, passed away at 12:45p.m. on March 21, 2018, at the Loogootee Nursing Center. She was born July 26, 1924 in Bedford to Leo and Grace (Hackler) Smithers. She married William Edward Abel and he passed away May 25, 1966.
She graduated in 1943 from Marshall Township (Needmore High School) in Lawrence County, retired from CRANE N.A.D. as an ordinance worker, and previously worked at the Loogootee Textile and was a member of the Shoals Holiness Church.
She is survived by a son, Philip (Yvonne) Abel of Plano, Texas; granddaughter, Tonja Renee Abel of Dallas, Texas; grandson, Kyle (Nancy) Abel of McKinney, Texas; great-grandson Sterling Philip Abel and a brother, Glenn Smithers of Indianapolis.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers, Howard Smithers, Opal Smithers and Thomas Smithers.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Monday, at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Pastor Mark Hamaker officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-8pm Sunday at the funeral home and prior to the service on Monday.