Gayle Esther McClure Able

January 25, 1939January 15, 2012

Gayle Esther Able, 72 passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at St Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis. She was the former Gayle McClure of Louisville and moved to Indianapolis in 1967 due to her husband’s work. The Ables always wanted to return home to Louisville after retirement, but due to illness they were unable to do so.

Gayle is survived by her husband; Louis B. Able Jr. of Louisville, brothers; Eugene and John McClure, sons; Jeff Able of Indianapolis, Ronald Able of Louisville, daughter; Debbie Paugh of Rushville, IN. a son in law Daren Paugh and daughter in law Christy Able, grandchildren; Max and Ivy, several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted 12 noon Friday January 20, 2012 in the Chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven 4400 Bardstown rd. with Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 3-8 pm Thursday January 19, 2012.


  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, January 20, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gayle Esther McClure Able

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Ronnie Able

January 26, 2012

I wish you didnt have to leave us so soon. Christy and I miss you so very much and think about you daily. You were my best friend and the best mom anyone could ever ask for. I know that you dont want any of us to greave or be sad, but it will take a while. We will never forget you and everything that you have done for us and for others. I love you very,very much and may God be with you always.
We Love You - Ronnie and Christy

Cynny Stiehl

January 24, 2012

Hi, Ronnie,
I was so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. When you get up this way, please call, stop by, would love to catch up. The pictures are wonderful, remember the happy ones.

Mich Thompson

January 20, 2012

To the Able family: My deepest condolences to your family. Your mother was truly awesome. I remember seing her everyday while Louis was in rehab for therapy. She never missed a day always a smile on her face without a complaint. She will truly be missed.

Monika Gilchrist

January 19, 2012

Jeff, Debbie and Ron,
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great person and she will be missed. If it wasn't for her help with my wedding I don't know what I would have done. Lots of love to you and your family
Monika Renholzberger Gilchrist

Jack & Linda

January 19, 2012

Although we can't be with you while you remember Aunt Gayle, you're all in our thoughts and prayers.

destiny wagner

January 19, 2012

Darren and Debbie I wish I could be there for you guys 24/24 during your family's loss. Please give your entire family the Wagner's sincerest regret for your loss. Love you guys.

Alice Roettger

January 18, 2012

Hello Able family: How sad I was to read of Gayle's death. I hadn't seen her for some years, but each time our paths crossed, we reminisced about the happy times we had at School 59. I'll always remember how Gayle "bull-dogged" the IPS administrators into paving the turn-around east of the school.
If anyone could be noted for a good heart, it was your wife/mom/mother-in-law/grandmother. It was a pleasure for me to have known her.