Mary Bessie Wethington Abell, of Casey Creek, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, in Campbellsville, Kentucky. She was 93.
Born on January 26, 1928, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Thaddeus and Lena Murphy Wethington. Mary was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the DAV. She was known as the dancing queen of Clementsville. She loved her children with a passion and greatly enjoyed traveling to visit them. She also enjoyed hunting. Mary took pride in the fact that she was the very first female bus driver for Adair County Schools.
She is survived by five sons, Jessie Garland (Linda) Abell of Campbellsville, David Joseph (Angie) Abell of Knifley, Stanley Eugene Abell of Texas, Robert Emmanuel (Kay) Abell of Liberty, and Paul Wimsatt (Cathy) Abell of Bowling Green; four daughters, Mary Diann (David) Conquest of New York, Janis Louise Turner of Campbellsville, Abbie Catherine (Don) Rose of Colorado, and Sallie Marie (Freddie) Marple of Knifley; twenty-one grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mary is also survived by a brother, Marvin Andrew Wethington of Ohio; and a daughter-in-law, Wanda Abell.
In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, James Emmanuel Abell; a son, James Rodger Abell; three grandchildren, James Marshall Abell, Mary Catherine Rose, and James Edward Abell; three sisters, Irene Ewing, Martha Mae Campbell, and Exzilda Sanders; and three brothers, William Curtis Wethington, Francis Erich Wethington, her twin brother, Joseph Jessie Wethington; and a son-in-law, Joseph L. Turner.
The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. All attending the funeral mass will please meet at the church on Saturday just prior to 10:00.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Friday, August 27, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M.
The family of Mrs. Abell asks that all in attendance to the visitation and funeral mass please wear a facial covering.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Pallbearers will be her sons, Jessie, David, Stanley, Robert, Paul, and her great-grandson, Christian Poteet.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
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