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Beverly Kay (Abbe) McConnell

July 24, 1951 — January 16, 2022

Beverly Kay McConnell was born July 24, 1951 in Big Spring, TX to Margaret Moser and Walter Abbe. She passed away on January 16, 2022 in Abilene, TX. She graduated from Abilene High School in 1970. Beverly worked hard at Eagle Aviation for the past 27 years where co workers became family.

She married the love of her life and her absolute best friend Ed McConnell on June 30, 1984 on 3rd base at the 29th Street Complex. From that day forward, they never left each other's side. The love they had for each other was unexplainable.

Beverly was a dedicated mom and wife first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana. She loved watching their 2 daughters play sports but her biggest joy came from watching her grand daughters grow up. They were her world.

She is the loving & devoted mother to Lacy Kunellis and Abby McConnell. Beverly was also the worlds best Nana to Bailey McConnell, Isabella Brasher, Aleigha Kunellis and KinLeigh Spratt.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents Margaret and Walter Abbe, sister Alice Smith, brothers Troy Abbe, Tommy Abbe, Garland Abbe, and Donny White, and other beloved family members.

Beverly is survived by her husband Ed McConnell;
her children, daughter Lacy Kunellis and husband Nick Kunellis , and daughter Abby McConnell ; granddaughters Bailey McConnell, Isabella Brasher and KinLeigh Spratt; Sisters Mary Burleson , Carolyn Gathright, and Betty McGinty and husband Mack; brother Larry Abbe and wife Brenda; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Beverly will be forever remembered for her beautiful smile, gentle eyes, giving and caring heart, loving embrace and unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate her life and find comfort that she is in heaven watching over us.

All are welcome for visitation to take place at Fry Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent Ave, Tuscola, TX 79562, on Friday, January 21st from 5-7 pm.

Funeral Services will begin at 10 am on Saturday, January 22nd at Rise Church, 517 N Pioneer Dr Abilene, TX 79603.

Interment will immediately follow going to McBees Cemetery in Tuscola, Tx.
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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

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