Marian Gosgnack Abell

Marian Gosgnack Abell, 73, of Mount Vernon and 
formerly of Eldorado, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, 
at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford. 

She was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Wasson to August and 
Leontine Gosgnack. Both of her parents and her sister 
Augusta have preceded her in death. 

She was married to Charles E. Abell of Ridgway for 20 years. 
He preceded her in death on April 23, 1996. Marian raised 
six children in Eldorado. 

She was employed at Harrisburg Manufacturing, Wilson Cabinet 
and BH&O Chevrolet in Harrisburg from 1970 to 1983. She moved 
to Mount Vernon in 1984 and was employed with Svanda Motors 
through 2003. Marian's life was unexpectedly shortened by cancer, 
yet she remained focused on her family and friends as she bravely 
faced her illness. She was fondly referred to as mom by many people, 
including her family, coworkers and others who knew her, due to her 
caring nature and supportive mentoring. She continued to display 
these loving qualities throughout all of her health challenges. 

She is survived by her son, Charles Abell and his wife 
Caron of Discovery Bay, Calif.; her daughter, Tina Kaatz and her husband 
Gary of Rockford; her daughter, Natalie Frail and her husband Don of 
St. Louis; her daughter, Christine Clausen of Chicago; her daughter, 
Teresa West and Stewart of Winnetka; her daughter, Jane Johnson and her 
husband Jason of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren, Catherine, Jeanette, 
Lauren, Rachael, Charlie, Jackson, Christopher and Cody; and two 
grandchildren through marriage, Jessica and Lindsay Kaatz. 

Visitation will be held at Hughey Funeral Home at 1314 Main St., 
Mount Vernon, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004. A memorial service 
will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Hughey Funeral Home. 
Burial services will be at the Sunset Lawn Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. 
Friends may contact Hughey Funeral Home 
at (618) 242-3348 for further information.

Date: 28 Nov 2004
Source: The Daily Register, Harrisburg, IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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