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Judge Edwin P. Abell, 78, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2019)

Judge Edwin P. Abell of Campbellsville, died Monday, September 30, 2019. He was 78 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 213 University Dr, Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Deacon Dennis May and Dr. Brad Palmer. Entombment will follow in the family estate at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Thursday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, and after 11amET on Friday at our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Edwin was born on January 24, 1941. He graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Law in 1965 as their first recipient of a Juris Doctorate Degree.

He retired as District Judge of the 11th Judicial District after 18 years on the bench.

Ed was former President of the Kentucky Cemetery Association and Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. He was the founding member of Crossroads Developers, a former member of the Taylor Regional Hospital Board and served in the Kentucky Army Reserve.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean Elizabeth Patterson (Pat) Abell; one daughter, Alyson Abell Thompson and husband, Dale Thompson of Summersville, Kentucky; one son, Shaun Patterson Abell and his fiancee, Michelle Hollen Yaden of Bardstown, Kentucky; one grandson, Payton Thompson and wife, Hayley of Summersville, Kentucky and one granddaughter, Haley Jean Abell of Bardstown, Kentucky; special cousins, Doug & Kathleen Tucker of Campbellsville; and many other relatives and friends.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to the Taylor County SPCA at PO Box 1301, Campbellsville, KY 42718 or to Home for the Innocents.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Judge Edwin P. Abell, 78, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2019)

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