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