She was born May 23, 1924 in Belmont County, OH a daughter of the late Sherman and Anna Burghey Abel.

Lela was a retired employee of Imperial Display of Wheeling, WV and a member of St. John Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John A. Guenther in April of 1972, four brothers, Frank, Bud, Rudy and Junior Abel; three sisters, Wilda Ramsay, Freda Davis and Doris Basile.

Surviving are a son, Richard (Barbara) Guenther of St. Clairsville, OH; a daughter, Dottie (Rick) Games of Colerain, OH; three granddaughters, three great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

At Lela’s request, there will be no visitation. Burial at the convenience of the family in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH. Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church 415 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

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