Ralph Wayne Abell

July 25, 1954 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Ralph Abell Obituary

Ralph Wayne Abell, 69 of Marion passed away Friday, December 15, 2023 at his daughter’s home in Waverly.

Ralph was born on July 25, 1954 in Morganfield to the late David Christopher and Faye Abell.  He was a coal miner and had worked at Island Creek and Ohio #11, he was a member of Cave Springs General Baptist Church in Crittenden County.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a son Shane Hunt.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years Evonne, 3 daughters Rebecca Seay(Joey) of Sturgis, Leah French(Michael) of Waverly, Kristin Belt(Jared) of Marion, 1 son Matthew Abell (Abigail) of Pinckneyville, 2 brothers Roger Abell(Rita) of Greenwood, IN, Russ Abell(Kim) of Wabash, IN, 12 grandchildren Lauren Wright(Chris), Alyssa Wickham(Matt) all of Princeton, Wade Moore of Louisville, Elizabeth and Brayden French both of Waverly, Kyzer Abell of Pinckneyville, Madison Hunt of Livingston County, Jacob Hunt(Ashley), Raylee, Shelbi, Tia Belt all of Marion, Laylee Seay of Sturgis, 8 great-grandchildren Karstyn Moore, Thomas and Bailey Wright, Oaklee and Landon Wickham, Shane and Cade Hunt, Macy LaRue.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay with Brother Heath Martin officiating.  Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, December 19, 2023 10:00 AM till service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 South Green St., Henderson, KY 42420 envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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December 19, 2023

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Vanover Funeral Home
9000 St. Rt. 132 West
Clay, Kentucky 42404

Funeral Service
December 19, 2023

2:00 PM
Vanover Funeral Home
9000 St. Rt. 132 West
Clay, Kentucky 42404


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