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LORETTA Francis GABRIEL

December 14, 1929May 10, 2020

Loretta (aka Tudi) passed away in her home in Kokomo May 10, 2020, surrounded by her children. Tudi had been battling dementia for the last five years. Loretta, 90, was born in Lafayette, Indiana, to Edward and Loretta Schrader and was the second of four children, Dolores (Dee), Margaret (Marge), and Robert (Bob) and his wife Dolores (Dolo) in Goodyear, Arizona. Tudi graduated in 1947 from St. Elizabeth's in Lafayette, Indiana. She met her husband, Eugene Gabriel, and they were married on Sept. 26, 1947. Loretta and Gene (aka Gabe) moved from Lafayette to Kokomo in 1963. In 1970, they opened Gabe's Pizza, where she worked with Gene for several years. Later she became the bookkeeper and managed the payroll for the business. She retired from Gabe's when she was 69. She enjoyed being with family and traveling. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc parish, and she volunteered in the church gift shop. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene; sisters, Dee Schultz and Marge McNutt; and son, Eugene (aka Tony) Gabriel Jr. Tudi is survived by brother, Bobby Schrader; children, Angela Gabriel (Donna), Monica Vega, Guido Gabriel (John), all of Kokomo, and James (Jim) Gabriel (Catherine) of Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Tana Gabriel (Drew), Kacey Gibson (Teri), Gina Hagy (Mike), Michael Gabriel (Nancy), and Stephanie Gabriel (Kevin), as well as seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Sunset Memory Gardens Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Joan of Arc Church in Loretta's memory.

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Ellen McNutt

May 14, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the Gabriel family. Tudi was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife and mother. She was a friend to all. She was a beautiful woman, full of grace and dignity. May she fly on the wings of the Angel. I love you, and wish I could hear you and mom giggling together again!

Bradley McNutt

May 14, 2020

My condolences to the Gabriel family. I will always remember Tudi as a classy lady. She was kind and full of grace. I am certain that she has just experienced the wonder of arriving home in Heaven. She has been re-united with her husband and all her loved ones that have passed before. God has wiped the tears from her eyes. She is young again and the sting of this world cannot reach her.

Peace, love, joy to all who abide in Christ!

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