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.

13 Condolences

  1. Kent Noble on January 23, 2015 at 10:45 am

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to the Abel Family. Jerry was just the nicest and caring person you would ever meet. There wasn’t a day go by when I did not see her with a smile on her face. God Bless Her and Her Soul. She will truly be missed!

  2. Cindy Erwin Flippo on January 23, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss, although I had not seen your mom for sometime, I always remember how sweet she was. My heart feels your loss. I hope you find comfort in the many memories she has given you over the years. May your family and friends help you through this difficult time and may you be richly Blessed with Gods presence as the next days and weeks pass. Sending prayers and love to your family.

  3. Janet Campbell on January 23, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    What a great lady. It was rare to see her not smiling and laughing!

  4. Randal Carnagie on January 24, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.I have always thought she was a great person and an asset to our community.I always enjoyed her company when we spoke,she always had a smile.

    My deepest sympathy

  5. Steve Hueston on January 24, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Carlie and Jackie,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through. Your Mom was a wonderful lady. She was always so nice and would go out of her way to help in any way she could. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both and also to the extended family.

  6. Peggy Ott Skaggs on January 24, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Sending sympathy for the passing of Mrs. Abel. What a sweet lady!

  7. Marlene Bendon on January 25, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Jackie and Carlie so sorry for your loss. As everyone has said she was a sweet lady that always had a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Patty Neis Johnston on January 25, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Jackie and Carlie: We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a kind, sweet lady. She worked with me on the Eudora High Alumni Board and was always helpful and friendly. I know your dad and brother are happy to have her in heaven with them.

  9. Kelly McConnell on January 26, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Dearest Jackie,
    I’m terribly sorry for your loss !!!!
    There are no words to console but rest assured Mom’s in a good place in our Lord’s heart….You’re in my prayers

  10. TRIG OLESON AND FAMILY on January 28, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Carlie and Family, So sad to hear of your loss. When we were all kids growing up, everyone would say how they wished their moms were more like Carls mom, and that’s a fact. What a great lady. She will be missed. Love you guys. Trigger.

  11. Susan Carnagie on January 28, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Carlie, Anita, Jackie and family,

    We were so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. So many memories of her working at the bank. I know my mom loved working with her and even getting to work at the bank cookouts after they retired was an extra treat. She always had that contagious smile I’ll never forget. May God wrap his loving arms around you all as you go through this difficult journey. Hold on to her precious memories.

    Dale & Susan Carnagie

  12. Meador Family on January 28, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We were grateful to get to know her when Sarah and Andrew married. Always so welcoming and our thoughts and prayers are with the family

  13. Janet Wozniak on February 5, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I always enjoyed going in to Kaw Valley Bank. Jerry was always happy and had time to chat with you. My warm thoughts and prayer go out to her family & friends. She was a wonderful person.

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