Mrs. Abel retired from St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. She thoroughly enjoyed time spent with her family and friends, including the “Fifty-Niners” club. Janet had a contagious charm, a happy spirit, and always saw the good in everything. She enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, watching wildlife and tending to and admiring her flowers. She loved being around crowds and lifted spirits with her beautiful and wonderful smile. Janet was incredibly devoted to family, never met a stranger, and treated everyone with kindness and respect.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Danny L. Abel, whom she married on May 1, 1965, and who died on February 14, 2016; and her parents, Elmer and Martha, nee Peter, LePere.
She is survived by three sons, Jeff (Laura) Abel of Smithton, IL, Eric (Tricia) Abel of Piedmont, OK, and Doug (Tracey) Abel of Derby, KS; and two grandchildren, Taylor and Ben Abel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Shane Bishop officiating.
Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.