Beverly Ann Abel, age 81, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 4:32 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Deaconess Gateway Hospital, in Newburgh, Indiana.

She was born in Otwell, Indiana, on August 29, 1940, to Hilbert and Wilma (Weisheit) Buchta.

Beverly graduated from Otwell High School and went on to Lockyear Business College, in Evansville. She worked as an office manager for Alco Dime Store, based in Shoals, Indiana. Beverly was a member of Traylor-Union Church in the Burr Oak community and the Rusk Homemakers Club, in Shoals. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her son, Ernest Abel, of Burns City, Indiana; three sisters, Janice Hamm and husband Delmas, of Petersburg; Fay Smith and husband Kenneth, of Otwell; and Bonnie Buchta, of Jasper; one brother, Larry Buchta and wife Dorothy, of Columbus, Indiana; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Kay Lamb.

A funeral service was conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16th, at the Becher-Kluesner North-Chapel, in Jasper, Indiana.

Burial followed in the Traylor-Union Cemetery, in Otwell, Indiana. Mark Hamaker officiated.

Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15th, at the funeral ho-me.

Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family or to a favorite charity.

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