Evelyn “Gayle” Abel, age 77, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Bedford, Indiana.

She was born December 16, 1942, in Martin County, Indiana, to Gene and Joyce (Sims) Harding. She married Alan Abel on June 6, 1964, at the Shoals Church of Christ and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2019.

Gayle graduated from Shoals High School Class of 1961, worked at Essex, in Orleans, Indiana, after high school, The Ellettsville Journal, was Secretary for Shoals Community Schools and was a member of Ellettsville Church of Christ and the West Shoals Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Bart Abel and wife Brandy, of Bloomington, and Bryson Abel and wife Ashley, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Abby, Paige, Ty, Elise, and Mia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, stepfather James Tuttle, an infant daughter, Ambrea Abel, and one brother, Loren “Tuffy” Harding.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9th, at the Queen-Lee Chapel, in Shoals, of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Inc. Stan Day will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Trinity Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday.

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