age 72 of Festus, Missouri passed away Monday July 30, 2018 at her home. She was born August 11, 1945 in Bloomsdale, Missouri the daughter of the late Agnes (nee Roth) and Cletus McClanahan.
She is survived by her husband Vernon Abel; daughter Julie Ann (Tim) Copeland of DeSoto, Missouri; son Steven (Dana) Abel of Jackson, Missouri; sister Betty (Roy) Leftridge of Festus; brothers Vernon (Mickie) McClanahan, Farmington, Missouri, Dan McClanahan of Bloomsdale; grandchildren Megan Copeland, Rachel Copeland, Adam Copeland, Joshua (Kayla) Whitworth, Kelsie (Ben) Whited; great-grandchildren Braelynn and Kynlee Whitworth, Teagan and Corbyn Whited and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother Donald McClanahan.
She was a retired receptionist and secretary from Festus Ford automobile dealership and she also worked at Armor Chemical and U.S. Steel in Selma Village, Missouri.
Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral services 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 3, 2018 at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Jeremy Muniz, pastor First Baptist Church, DeSoto, Missouri. Interment in Concord Cemetery, Bloomsdale.