Edith A. Abel (nee Benison), age 96 years, passed away peacefully at her home in Springfield Township on Wednesday evening January 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Karl F. Abel, Sr. Dear mother of Karleen Sell, Janice Sauder, and the late Carl F. Abel, Jr., and Anita E. Pennington. Mother in law of Bill Sell, Ron Sauder, Ardath Abel, and Bob Pennington. Devoted sister of Ruth Davis Kunz, Harvey (Joy) Benison and the late Fannie Benison, Freeland "Bud" (Edith) Benison and Nellie (Everett) Paton. Loving grandmother of Debbie (Kent) Smith, Mark (Rosie) Abel, Sue (Dan) Burke, Steve, Greg (Linda), Tim (Monica) and John (Kathleen) Pennington, Larkin Sell, Siri Sell, Scott (Kelli) Sauder and Marcia (Kevin) Stephens. Dear great grandmother of Lindsey (Bob) Dye, Rob (Anne-Marie) Smith, Kelsey Smith, Elizabeth and Will Abel, Shane Burck, Kendall and Paige Burke, Angelica Pennington, Jeffrey (Vikki) and Jason (Danielle) Pennington, Chelsea (Jared) Nelson, Chase Pennington, Matthew and Christopher Pennington, Ethan Pennington, Wyatt and Lynsi Sauder, Emily and Ryan and Erin and Kyle Stephens. Dear great great grandmother of Nicholas and Kiera Pennington. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Norman Chapel of Spring Grove Cemetery, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 11 AM until time of funeral services at 12 Noon. If desired, memorials may be directed to the Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati, 611 Linn Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall, Norwood, OH 45212.
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