OBITUARY

Helen "Geri" Abele

April 15, 1947March 13, 2019
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Helen “Geri” Abele, age 71, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 8:55 a.m. at her residence. She was born April 15, 1947 in Peoria to Everett and Ethel (Bush) Earley. She married Raymond Abele on October 2, 1965 in Peoria. He survives along with two daughters: Melissa (Michael) Sawadski of Mt. Prospect, IL, Sara (Patrick) Murzyn of Bartlett, IL, and five grandchildren: Hannah and Avery Murzyn, Jillian, Andrew and Ryan Sawadski. She was preceded in death by her parents. Geri was Office Manager and Legal Secretary for Harry Williams and Associates for over 20 years, retiring in 2013. She was a former Girl Scout leader and Monroe Grade School board member. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. A funeral mass will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Peoria. Father Don Roszkowski will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Center, 8940 N. Wood Sage Road, Peoria, Illinois 61615. You may view Geri’s obituary online at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • Everett Earley, Father
  • Ethel Bush Earley, Mother
  • Raymond Abele, Husband
  • Melissa (Michael) Sawadski, Daughter
  • Sara (Patrick) Murzyn, Daughter
  • Hannah and Avery Murzyn, Grandchildren
  • Jillian, Andrew and Ryan Sawadski, Grandchildren
  • Geri was preceded in death by her parents
  • DONATIONS

  • Illinois Cancer Center

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 19, 2019
REMEMBERING

Helen "Geri" Abele

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Marsha Day

March 17, 2019

I will always remember Geri when I see a beautiful hummingbird in my backyard. I will miss our talks but think fondly of her often. I know how much she loved all her grandchildren and she can now always watch over them. I am so honored to have called Geri a friend.

Sue Abele

March 17, 2019

Geri and my brother were married for 54 years. She has been part of our lives since we were all teenagers.
She will never be forgotten.
Now she can have a puppy.

Ella Davis Lindee

March 16, 2019

Ray and Girls I am deeply sorry for your loss. Geri was a Very Special Lady. I will not be there because we are still in Texas for the Winter. I will be with you in May thoughts and prayers.
With All May Love. Ella

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Biography

Helen “Geri” Abele, age 71, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 8:55 a.m. at her residence.
She was born April 15, 1947 in Peoria to Everett and Ethel (Bush) Earley. She married Raymond Abele on October 2, 1965 in Peoria. He survives along with two daughters: Melissa (Michael) Sawadski of Mt. Prospect, IL, Sara (Patrick) Murzyn of Bartlett, IL, and five grandchildren: Hannah and Avery Murzyn, Jillian, Andrew and Ryan Sawadski.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Geri was Office Manager and Legal Secretary for Harry Williams and Associates for over 20 years, retiring in 2013. She was a former Girl Scout leader and Monroe Grade School board member. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Peoria. Father Don Roszkowski will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Center, 8940 N. Wood Sage Road, Peoria, Illinois 61615.
You may view Geri’s obituary online at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com