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“Mom,YOU were the best!! YOU always put everyone first no matter what and you were so giving! The world would be such a better place if people gave...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Kent Able - Louisville, KY

“Prayers for your family. I. Just found out just Now! Sandy (SIDEBOTTOM) ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Sandy

“I miss you so much!!! ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Able - Fairdale, KY

“May the God of tender mercy (Psalms 83: 18) grant the family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: King family - NC

“Forrest and Family -- I am sorry for your loss. Many years ago I lived next to the family -- even picking strawberries for the Rennert's as a kid. ...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Janice Phillips Hogue - KY

“My dearest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your family and friends. May you find...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry Ross for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Allen Hatfield - Louisville, KY

“Prayers for all of you! We are so sorry for your loss. The Duffy's ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Mike & Alice Duffy - Lexington, KY

“I am so sorry for the passing of Mrs. Able who had been my family's neighbor many years ago (Judge Blvd). My mother and I thought that she was such...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Diane Stanley (maiden name: Gray --I was your neighbor on Judge Blvd) - KY

“Ross, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for you and your family. I love you all so much! ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Samantha Blevins - Fairdale, KY

“Heaven has a very special Angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff/Pam Willhite - Liberty, MO

“I am a former student that was in Mrs. Able's 7th grade sewing class at Valley HS.She was the sweetest and prettiest teacher. She was always smiling...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Joyce (Sharp) Craig - Louisville, KY

“I'm going to miss my Bebo so much. She and I became the very best of friends. We share things with each other that some will never understand! She is...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Able - Fairdale, KY

“We will miss her in many ways. Her cute giggle and her smile. Praying for her family ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Marilyn Johns Burdine - FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish the many memories you have of your wife, mother and friend. Celebrate a life well-lived and her many...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Prayers to the Able family. The Russell family ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Kent, My sincere sympathy to you, your dad and family. Amy Bickett ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Bickett - Louisville, KY

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Mrs. Marlene Rennirt Able, 83, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hewitt and Dorothy Rennirt, a sister, Zelda Ruth, and two brothers, Ronald and Donald known as "Big" and "Little".
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband Forest Edward Able; three sons, Forest "Ross" (Marian), Todd Edward (Cathy), Kent Alan (Sandy); five grandsons, Jared Able (Jessica), Jonathan Able, Tyler Able, Kameron Able, Ryan Able; one granddaughter, Melissa Burchett (Dallas); two great grandchildren, Landry and Beau Burchett; her brother, Kenneth Rennirt (Judy) and sister Sharon Paschal (Reggie); many nieces and nephews; her very special friend Hattie Adams, and a whole host of family and friends.
Marlene married her high school sweetheart, Forest E. Able, in 1955. The rumors were he chose to leave the UofL basketball program for the WKU program just to be near her (not for Coach Diddle). The courtship led to their 62 years of marriage.
Marlene was graduated from Fairdale High School in 1951 and Western Kentucky University in 1955. Her career began as a Home Economics teacher at Valley High School and included many years as a Guidance Counselor at Pleasure Ridge Park and Western High Schools. She touched thousands of lives in a meaningful and positive way. With her career and her children, she was involved in many professional organizations. She was a long-time member of Mt Holly United Methodist Church and a Life Member of Fairdale Chapter #153 Order of the Eastern Star.
Her love for family and others and her abundant talents were exemplified through her skills in interior decorating, hairdressing, and most of all, her culinary expertise. All she did, she did in love. Her limitless contributions to the community will always be remembered and she will be truly missed.
The funeral service will be at 12:00 PM, March 21, 2017 in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood, and Brooks Funeral Home (4895 N Preston Hwy at Brooks Rd), with burial at Brookland Cemetery. Visitation Monday March 20, 2017 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.