Marjorie Maxine (Nelson) Abell, 91, Grinnell, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter.

She was born May 31, 1928, to Walter and Ruby Nelson. She attended Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, and graduated with a teaching degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan.

She married Robert (Bob) Abell on Aug. 17, 1957. He preceded her in death. She was a farm/ranch wife.

Survivors include three sons, Roger Abell, Orion, Dwight Abell and wife, Rhonda, Oakley, and Gordon Abell and wife, Stacy, Olathe; two daughters, Cathleen Abell, Holcomb, and Charlotte Bailey, Olathe; a brother, Chester Nelson, Corpus Christi, Texas; seven grandchildren, Hannah Pauls, Laura Holzmeister, Kelsey Brown, Kayla Abell, Wyatt Abell, Ethan Abell, and Nelson Bailey; two great-grandchildren, plus one on the way; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Per her request, cremation was chosen and no formal service will be held. Family will be celebrating her life in a private tradition on the family ranch.

The family requests to pay it forward to others as a memorial.

Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley, is in charge of arrangements.