Roda "May" Abel 1934 - 2010 Lawrence

Services for Roda “May” Abel, 76, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
Mrs. Abel died Wednesday, Sept. 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 River City CB Club and Oohs and Aahs Camping Club, both of Lawrence.
She married Robert Lloyd Abel on May 31, 1951, in Salem, Ark. He died June 14, 1997.
Survivors include a son, Mark (Veronica) Abel, Baldwin City; a brother, Charles Roberts, Oskaloosa; a sister, Eula Reynolds, Lawrence; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 9 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to Odyssey Hospice of Lenexa, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.
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