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Billy Ben Abel

d. September 1, 2018

UNION CITY, OH  -  Billy Ben Abel, 78, passed away peacefully Saturday Sept. 1, 2018 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born June 1, 1940 in Union City, IN son of the late Kenneth and Alda Ruth (Hough) Abel.
Bill was a barber for 59 years in the Greenville and Ansonia area, he valued his customers and the many friends who blessed his life. Bill was also a lifelong farmer, graduated from Jackson School with the class of 1958, and was a member of the Community United Methodist Church. Bill and Vera were part of a couples card club that lasted over 50 years. He enjoyed grilling, family gatherings, community pig roasts at Batemans' woods, Wednesday night Council Meetings at Batemans' Garage, the annual deer hunting trip, fishing in Canada, attending sporting events, harness racing and casino trips. His laugh will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have shared his company.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Vera Jean (Gibson) Abel; daughters, Sandra (Ron) Huntwork of Union City, IN, Jeanelle (Daren) Hiatt of Union City, OH; grandchildren, Russ Reichard Jr, Darick Hiatt, and Megan Hiatt; great grandchildren, Oaklee, Ava and Addison Reichard, Brody and Jay Hiatt; a brother, Kerry (Mona Belle) Abel of Lake Placid, FL; an aunt, Mary Gillespie; step-grandchildren, Nickie Huntwork Bush, Christi Huntwork Weaver; several nieces, nephews and cousins also.
Visitation is 5-8 PM Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018 at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City, IN. Services are 10:00 AM Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Community United Methodist Church, or the Mississinawa Valley or Ansonia Schools Athletic Boosters with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com
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