Elsie Ising Abell

September 7, 1925September 26, 2012

Elsie Ising Abell, 87 years of age died Wednesday September 26, 2012 at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg, IN. Elsie was born September 7, 1925 to the late Edward and Anna Mae Ising in Louisville, KY. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Abell who died in 1993, and two brothers Donald and Edward Ising. She was a former member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany for over 45 years and a retired secretary from American Commercial Barge Lines, in her later years Elsie was a volunteer for Lay Ministries in New Albany.

Survivors include: Daughter: Janice Crabtree (Mike) Sellersburg, IN Son: Robert Abell (Debbie) Morehead, KY Brother: Ralph Ising (Nancy) Louisville, KY Sister: Joan Sauer (James) Louisville, KY Grandson: Kevin Crabtree Sellersburg, IN Great grandson: Michael Crabtree

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Service will be celebrated 10:00 am Saturday at the Kraft Funeral Chapel with entombment to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Maple Manor Christian Home, activities fund, 643 W. Utica St., Sellersburg, IN 47172.

Online condolences may be made to:


  • Visitation Friday, September 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Thomas Lloyd S

January 8, 2013

To cousins Janice and Bobby -- we were so sad to hear about your mother's death. We both loved your mother (and father)! Just got to see this online and saw that the guest book was being kept open for quite a while, into 2013. And this is a bit late but our sincere sympathy goes out to you and your families. Would love to hear from you and Bobby and catch up on life.

September 29, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of you loss. Draw close to God during this difficult time, and he will draw close to you. James 4:8

Betty Posey

September 28, 2012

I worked with Elsie many years ago at ACBL. She was always a cheerful, pleasant friend. I had thought of her recently and wondered how she was. Strange that we can be so close in the area and not know about our friends.

Marc Troutman

September 28, 2012

Sorry for your loss. I delivered the C-J to Elsie for many years on Lilly Lane.

Jane Abell Wilson

September 28, 2012

My heart and prayers are with all of you.