Connie Abell to retire from SouthernTrust
SouthernTrust Bank’s Connie Abell is set to retire May 3, after helping the growing business open its doors in 2005.
Abell said she continues to be blessed with grandchildren and this “exciting part of her” life gave cause to her retirement.
SouthernTrust Bank will host a retirement party in the lobby of the Goreville branch Friday, May 3, and said it welcomes the community in to share in Abell’s retirement.
“I will miss my customers the most,” Abell said, adding that she is looking forward to spending more time with her husband and her grandchildren. “And I’ll get out in the yard and garden more now.”
She said she has witnessed the growth of the SouthernTrust from when they began in a trailer in Goreville and she has “really enjoyed her” customers over the years.
“It was pretty exciting to be here as we expanded and see our new building go up,” Abell said.
Before working for SouthernTrust Bank, Abell worked for Goreville Schools as a teacher’s aid and before that she operated the restaurant, Late Bloomers Now, which sat on Broadway where Delaney’s currently operates out of.
Abell said she really enjoys working with and helping people.
“I really enjoy meeting new people and when I had the restaurant we served customers from all over the place,” Abell said, adding that good food and happy customers was goal-number one. “All of our food was fresh and homemade.”
Abell said she is already spending more time with her grandchildren and her retirement will allow her to make herself even more available to them. She said she has no plans for travel, but that it is not “out of the question.”
For more information on Abell’s retirement party please contact SouthernTrust Bank at 618-995-9000.