Una Nelle Abel

Mrs. Abel

Una Nelle Abel died on February 18, 2020, in Amsterdam after a short illness. She was 95 years old. Born Una Nelle Smith in 1925 in Greenville, S.C., her parents were Jephtha Oscar Smith and Ida Cook Smith.

Nelle was their last surviving child of 10. A WWII bride, she was married to the late Richard L. Abel of Gloversville, N.Y. for 60 years. She had four children, Sheila E. Loux, deceased; Sharon L. Sweet of Princeton, N.J., Leigh R. Abel of Colonie, N.Y. and Richard W. Abel of Waxhall, N.C. She is survived by ten grandchildren, Jamie Loux, Joshua Sweet, Zachary Sweet and Sarah Zimmerman, Ashley Abel, Alexis Abel and Sidney Abel, Nicole Abel, Emily Abel and Richard Abel. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Asher and Gabriel Sweet, James and Angelina Zimmerman.

The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6, at the First Free Methodist Church of Gloversville, N.Y. on Phelps Street Extension, where she was a member for over 50 years. Interment is to be in Greenville, S.C.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.

By Kerry Minor

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