Ruth "Weeze" Louise Abell

August 9, 1923 ~ March 22, 2018 (age 94)

Ruth Louise (“Weeze”) Abell

Louise Abell, of Pisgah, Maryland, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family members on March 22, 2018 after a brave battle with cancer.  She was 94 years old.

“Weeze” was born in Six Mile Run, Pennsylvania on August 9, 1923 to the late Shannon Davis and Clarice Davis.  She is also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Robert Abell, her sister, Mary Jane Bollman and her brother, George Davis.  She is survived by her son, George “Robbie” Abell (Wanda), of Pisgah, daughters, Donna Feaganes (Gene), of Pisgah and Bonnie Elder (Kevin), of La Plata.  She is also survived by grandchildren Deanna Shnayer, Cathi Graff, Robbie Abell, Jr., Kim Hancock, Craig Elder, and Karen Holdsworth, her loving sister-in-law, Faye Davis, many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  

When she and her family first moved from Pennsylvania to Indian Head in the early 1940s, she worked at the Indian Head Naval Base, where she met her future husband, Robert Abell.  After raising her children in their loving home, she worked at Ely’s Department Store for a number of years until retirement. 

Throughout her life, she devoted her time to service to the Marbury Church of God, the Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and the Charles County Fair.  On any given week, she could be found cooking for Bingo at the Fire Department, volunteering at the Charles County Fair, and singing at the Marbury Church of God Choir services.  While she was well known for her cooking (especially her coconut cake, potato salad, macaroni salad, and vegetable soup), others will remember her for her kindness to friends, family and the community.  Her home was always open to family and friends who were in need of a hot meal, an encouraging word, or a place to stay. 

Friends will be received on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10 AM to 12 PM, followed by the funeral service at 12 PM, at the Marbury Church of God, 4825 Bicknell Road, Marbury, Maryland, with Reverend Robert Buehler officiating.  Interment will be immediately following at Park Hill Cemetery, in Marbury, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent in her honor to the Marbury Church of God, 4825 Bicknell Road, Marbury, Maryland 20658 or to the Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department, at 7035 Poor House Road, Indian Head, Maryland, 20640.

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