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ASD’s Favorite Pastime Series: Abell Funeral Home

Oct 24, 2013

Name: Todd Abell
Funeral Home Name: Abell Funeral Homes
Location: Abernathy and Hale Center, TX
Photo Description: Funeral Director, Todd Abell, with his grandson, Braeden Abell, after running a half-marathon in Disney World. Todd has been running in marathons and charity “fun runs” for 13 years.
Favorite ASD Feature: “My favorite part of ASD is the way each call is always handled with professionalism,” Todd says. “And I love the convenience of the ASD Mobile app!”
Favorite Pastime: Todd enjoys marathon running and has participated in numerous charity “fun runs”. He ran his first 1/1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) in San Antonio, TX in 2009 and has also run half marathons at Disney World, Disney Land and in Austin, TX. Running is a pastime shared by the family—Todd’s son Keelan often participates in the marathon events as well.
Running has become a passion for me, I can get away from the phones, and just have some time to think…..and gasp for oxygen,” Todd says. “I enjoy starting my day with morning runs, anywhere from 5:00 am to 6:30 am, and do an average of 5-8 miles.”

Thank you to Todd Abell for allowing us to feature you in our blog this month.

Click here to see last month’s Favorite Pastime spotlight.

ASD’s “Favorite Pastime” Series:

We would love to share more photos of funeral directors enjoying their favorite pastime. Send us a photo of you engaged in your favorite hobby or activity for us to share and show others what you love to do when you’re not doing outstanding work at your funeral home! Please email all photos or inquiries to

About The Author

Jess Farren (Fowler)

Jess Farren (Fowler) is a Public Relations Specialist and Staff Writer who has been a part of the ASD team since 2003. Jess manages ASD’s company blog and has been published in several funeral trade magazines. She has written articles on a variety of subjects including communication, business planning, technology, marketing and funeral trends. You can contact Jess directly at

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