Beverly M. (May) Abel, 85, of Greenfield, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care. She was born on January 3, 1931, in Indianapolis as the daughter of Lawrence J. and Teresa F. (Hayden) May.
She graduated from Shortridge High School in 1949. She married John W. Abel on June 19, 1954, in Indianapolis.
Beverly was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenfield. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family.
Beverly is survived by her daughter, Pamela A. (William) Hutchinson of Mishawaka, Ind.; sons, Joseph H. (Rose) Abel of New Palestine, Brian K. Abel of Greenfield and Steven J. (Diana) Abel of New Palestine; brothers, Robert (Yvonne) May of South Carolina, Thomas (Anne) May of Ohio and James May of Wisconsin; eight grandchildren, Cody, Corey, Chad, Tiffany, Lindsey, Heather, Adam and Nick; and six great-grandchildren.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, John Abel; and parents, Lawrence and Teresa May.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140, with a rosary service beginning at 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 23, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 519 Jefferson Blvd., Greenfield, IN 46140. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St. #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240, or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.
Friends may share a memory or a condolence at erleweinmortuary.com.