Geraldine “Jerry” Langan Abel
Jerry passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no service; however there will be a visitation.
Jerry was born January 11, 1932 in Kansas City, KS the daughter of Cecil F. and Ollie G. Langan. The family moved to Sunflower Village in 1944. She graduated from Eudora High School in 1950. She was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church.
Jerry married Carl M. Abel on January 6, 1951. Carl passed away 3 weeks after they celebrated their 60th anniversary. They had three children, Carlie, Darrell, and Jackie. She was employed at the Kaw Valley Bank, retiring in 1997 after 29 years.
Jerry’s greatest love, joy, and pride was watching their children’s ball games, track meets, cheerleading, dance recitals and band concerts. She also loved the Eudora Cardinals and KU basketball.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Carl; her son, Darrell; her parents; and brothers, Warner Langan and Richard Langan.
Jerry is survived by her son, Carlie (Anita) Abel; daughter, Jackie Abel; two grandsons, Douglas and Luke; granddaughter, Sarah (Drew) Meador; great granddaughter, Ella Jo; and great grandson Hendrix; her brother, Claude Cowan; sister, Pat Riley; sisters-in-laws, Elva Kindred, Marion Shutt (Felix), Mary Abel and June Langan; and all her nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel.
Burial will be in the Eudora Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Memorial may be made in her name to the Eudora United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.