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Helen ABELL Obituary
ABELL, Helen Helen Harting Abell, of Louisville, KY and Palm Beach, died peacefully at home on January 3, 2018. Helen was born on April 19, 1943 and was a graduate of Eden Hall boarding school and received her BA from Hollins College in 1964. She was passionate about the arts, education and historic preservation and served on numerous boards and as a tireless volunteer in both communities. She was a member of the Louisville Country Club, River Valley Club, The Everglades Club and Palm Beach Bath and Tennis Club. She was preceded in death by her parents Irvin Abell, Jr. and Helen Edwards Abell and sister Eleanor (Nonie) Abell. She is survived by her brother Irvin Abell III (Paula); daughters Blair Lucas Shelby (Thomas) and Eleanor Lucas Gregory; and grandchildren Amelia, Campbell and Hayden. The family greatly thanks Dr. Mark Wheeler and the team led by her close friend Lana Williams for her excellent care these past few years. Visitation will be at the River Valley Club, 4701 River Road, Louisville, KY on Saturday, January 6 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the or Center for Women and Children.
Published in The Palm Beach Daily News on Jan. 5, 2018
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