Kenneth Everett Abel, 56, of New Athens, died Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville. He was born December 17, 1954 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Cloyd Ellis and Edith Pauline Parrish Abel.

Friends may call at The House of the Shepherd, New Athens on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 and Tuesday, 12:00 noon until time of funeral services at 2 p.m. Rev. Pete Tuchek will officiate. Burial will follow at Longview Cemetery, New Athens. Arrangements are by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Memorial contributions may be made to The House of the Shepherd, P.O. Box 12, New Athens, OH 43981. Online condolences may be made at A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.