Veta M. Abel, 94

August 25, 2013

Veta M. Abel, 94, formerly of Bausman, died Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Harrison House in Christiana, with her daughters by her bedside. She was born in Harrisburg to the late Miller and Edna M. Hengst Trout.

She worked for RCA for 33 years, retiring in 1981. A member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church since age 15, Veta taught Sunday school for 25 years, was a Cub Scout leader for 12 years, and was active in the Women’s Circle. To benefit Luther Acres, she recycled cancelled stamps to be purchased by stamp collectors for 25 years.

Veta’s surviving family includes 2 daughters, Phyllis A. Doughty of Ephrata and Audrey J. Weiler of Bausman; 5 grandchildren, Paige, wife of Roy Rettew, Adam Doughty, husband of Lisa, Thomas Goehrig, husband of Emily, Amy, wife of Ron Reis and Katherine, wife of Jason Fegel; 8 great-grandchildren, Emily, Ethan, Clarice, Lillian, Ronald, Devon, Quinn and Ian; and her sister Armyllis, wife of John Martin. Veta was preceded in death by her former husband Donald R. Abel, Sr., infant son Donald R. Abel, Jr., granddaughter Diane Doughty and her sister Vivian Young.

A Visitation will take place 12:30 to 1 PM, followed by the Memorial Service at 1 PM, on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of King and Manor Streets, Lancaster, with Rev. Peter Schwabe-Fry officiating. Interment in Riverview Burial Park. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 407 Lafayette St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

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April 10, 2016

Such a kind-hearted woman, young in spirit always.  I miss her.  She was in my Sunday School class at Christ Lutheran.  My deepest sympathy to the entire family.

September 04, 2013

Phyllis & Audrey,
My deepest sympathy to you & your families.Your Mother was a very loving & caring person.I am sorry that I can not attend her memorial service as I will be on vacation. May God Bless you with Peace & Comfort now & in the days ahead.
Blessing & Love, Edie

August 29, 2013

Veta was an awesome woman very true to her word. ..  I went to church with veta for many years.  Truly a blessed woman .RIP

August 29, 2013

During my first semester in college at MU, this genuinely kind and sweethearted lady rented me a room in Bausman!  Excitedly, I found this beautiful Christian lady shared the same Faith of me, and is why I even visited her at her home a couple times!   She will never be forgotten, and always a fond memory of my past!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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