Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Obituary: Mr. James Emmanuel Abell, 88, Adair Co., KY

Mr. Abell was the head of a large, highly respected family. He leaves 81 direct living descendants. He was a USPS Rural Letter Carrier for 31 years and was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church

James Emmanuel Abell, 88, of Knifley Road, Columbia, KY, died Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11amET/10amCT,, Saturday, January 30, 2010, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 5075 KY 1547, Liberty, KY, in the Clementsville, Community of Casey, Co., KY, with burial in the church cemetery, withFather Clark, officiating. Visitation will be 5-8pmET/4-7pmCT, Friday, January 29, 2010, at Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 E. Main ST, Campbellsville, KY.

Pallbearers: James Roger Abell, Jessie Garland Abell, David Joseph Abell, Stanley Eugene Abell, Robert Emmanuel Abell, and Paul Wimsatt Abell.

James Emmanuel Abell, 88, Adair Co., KY (1921-2010)

He was the son of the late Joseph Clarence and Mary Elizabeth Abell. He was born Thursday, October 13, 1921, and died Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at the age of 88 years, 3 months, and 13 days.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Marshall Abell, and two grandchildren, James Marshall Abell and Mary Catherine Rose.

He was a retired farmer and USPS Rural Letter Carrier for 31 years and a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Bessie Abell, and the following:
  • Ten children and spouses: James Roger and Wanda Abell of Columbia, KY; Jessie Garland and Linda Abell of Campbellsville, KY; David Joseph and Angie Abell of Knifley, KY Stanley Eugene Abell and companion Danna Simpson, of Liberty, KY; Robert Emmanuel and Kay Abell of Liberty, KY; Paul Wimsatt and Cathy Abell of Bowling Green, KY Mary Diann and David Conquest of New York, Janis Louise Turner of Campbellsville, KY; Abbie Catherine and Donald Eugene Rose of Colorado: and Sallie Marie and Freddie Marples of Knifley, KY

  • Thirty-one grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren

  • Two brothers: Allen Thomas Abell and Joseph Clarence Abell, Jr., both of Ohio

  • Two sisters: Alene Wolford of Mt. Washington and Elizabeth Jane Strohmeier of Louisville.
Lyon-Dewitt Funeral Home, 503 East Main ST, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

in are made possible through the support of
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

This story was posted on 2010-01-28 04:17:57
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.