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Keith A. Abel

Keith A. Abel, 80, of Salineville Rd., Carrollton died Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, 2012, in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness.

Born Jan. 22, 1931, in Carrollton, he was a son of the late Paul and Ina Dotts Abel.

A 1949 graduate of Carrollton High School, he spent his entire life as a farmer operating his own family farm.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Carrollton, Carroll County Farm Bureau and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judy Miller, whom he married Jan. 8, 1983; two sons, Doug Abel and Darin (Brenda) Abel, both of Carrollton; three daughters, Denelle Smith and Denise (Gary) Teeter, both of Carrollton, and Darby (Rob) Sanderson of Columbus; three stepsons, Rodney Wilson and Randy Wilson, both of Arizona, and Rusty Wilson of Carrollton; a stepdaughter, Suzanne Graef of Dover; 10 grandchildren, Courtney Abel, Logan Smith, Tyler Teeter, Miles Teeter, Krysten Abel, Nicholas Abel, Marlo Sanderson, Avery Wilson, Sidney Wilson and Ashley Graef; and two great grandsons, Aiden Abel and Olin Teeter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley in 1982; a stepson; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home in Carrollton with Rev. Dan Loomis officiating.  Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery in Carrollton.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time.


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