Ursula Abell, 75

Ursula Anne Abell, 75, of Roann, died at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born May 20, 1943, in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Samuel G. and Ursula (McMurphy) Richardson.

Ursula was a 1961 graduate of Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, Calif.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Biola Univeristy in Los Angeles, Calif., her Bachelor of Science degree from Manchester College, and her masters degree from the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne. 

She married Dale P. Abell in Santa Cruz on Aug. 24, 1968. She retired in 2008 from MSD of Wabash County after teaching 2nd grade for 41 years.  Ursula was a member of the Roann United Methodist Church, and was head of the Apple Dumpling Project at the church.  She was also a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and was its recording secretary.

She is survived by her husband, Dale P. Abell of Roann; two sons, Phillip (Kristina) Abell of Newburgh, and William S. (Trisha) Abell of Wabash, four grandchildren; Gwendolyn Marie Abell and Grant Phillip Abell, both of Wabash, Samuel Robert Abell and Johnathan William Abell, both of Newburgh, and sister, Louise (Donald) McNair of Havelock, N.C. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Wayne Balmer officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call 2:00 - 8:00 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Roann United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Ursula  may be signed at

Posted on 2018 May 29