Kathryn Ann Abell (Kay)

    Kathryn Ann Abell (Kay) was born in McLean County, Illinois on March 12, 1934 to Roy and Dorothy (Sticklen) Kramer.

    Kathryn Ann Abell (Kay) was born in McLean County, Illinois on March 12, 1934 to Roy and

    Dorothy (Sticklen) Kramer. She attended Octavia High School, then graduated from Mulberry

    Grove High School. She married Theodore Lee Abell, Jr. (Lee) on May 15, 1952 in Greenville,

    IL and they were blessed with three children. The family moved to Baltimore MD in 1962. Along

    with creating a home and caring for her family, Kay worked outside the home as a real estate

    agent. The family moved to Otho IA and later after they retired, Lee and Kay moved to Branson

    MO where they spent many happy years.


    Kay enjoyed getting together with friends, traveling with her daughters, spending time with

    family, and her 15 precious great-grandchildren. She was an active member of Branson United

    Methodist Church, serving on committees and stepping in to help in various ways in service to

    Christ and the church. She was also very involved with the Indian Point Women’s Club. Kay

    loved people. She was selfless in giving of herself and her time to others. She received great

    enjoyment from helping people. Her life was a witness to loving and considering others more

    than herself and she will be terribly missed.


    Kay left her earthly body and was received into the arms of her Savior, at her home on January

    7, 2022 at the age of 87.


    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; their son Mark Abell; and her sister Linda Wright.


    Kay is survived by her daughters, Lori Freeman & husband Monty of Indianola, Iowa and Amy

    Anderson & husband Mike of Nixa, MO; daughter-in-law, Beverly (Abell) Cleveland & husband John Cleveland of Reeds Spring, MO; brothers, Larry Kramer & wife Sue of Flora, IL and Brian Kramer & wife MaryJo of Breese, IL; grandchildren, Erica Holland, Brandon Anderson, Haley Cayce, Callie Hopper, Jennifer Wallace, Tracey Hamilton, Kelsey Longnecker and Lindsay Swope along with 15 great-grandchildren.


    Visitation for Kay will be 10:30-12 on Friday January 14, 2022 at Branson United Methodist

    Church, followed by funeral services at 12. Pastor Eric Derks will officiate. Services are under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson.


    Two organizations Kay supported of which memorials may be sent to, donors choice, were the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation & College of the Ozarks.

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