Abigail Jean O’Connell

Abigail Jean O’Connell

Abigail Jean O’Connell


Abigail Jean O’Connell, 34, of Waterloo, Iowa, unexpectedly left this earth Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, with her family by her side. She was cremated per her wishes, with formal services Friday, Aug. 25, 2023, 11 a.m., at First Congregational Church, 608 W. Fourth St., Waterloo, Iowa. Please be your best-dressed to honor Abbey following the formal services at Cedar Falls Amvets, Post 49. Arrangements are entrusted to Iowa Cremation. By visiting www.iowacremation.com you may share your thoughts, memories, and condolences with Abbey’s family.

Our big-hearted Abbey (Babs) was born Sept. 14, 1988, to Richard O’Connell II and Emily J. Dybevik-O’Connell of Waterloo, Iowa. She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 2006. She worked at the Cedar Falls Amvets Post 49 where she was involved in the auxiliary while earning her associate degree from Capri Cosmetology College. Abbey was a proud Esthetician at Beau Monde Salon in downtown Waterloo.

Though she was a natural beauty, makeup was an art form to her. She loved making eyebrows perfect. Style and fashion, her niche. Her heart was golden even if she was sassy. Abbey loved helping others. Travel, thrifting, sports games, concerts, plays, road trips all over the country and her broad taste in music were her true passions in life.

Abbey is survived by her parents, Richard O’Connell II and Emily Dybevik-O’Connell; her brother, Steven Dybevik all of Waterloo, Iowa; sister, Teresa Dybevik of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a brother, Richard O’Connell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brothers, Chris O’Connell, and Eric O’Connell; a sister, Angie O’Connell all of Waterloo, Iowa; as well as several nieces, nephews (and greats) and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Emil and Margaret Dybevik, Richard and Theresa O’Connell; aunts, Roberta Dybevik and Cheryl Dybevik; uncle, Duane Dybevik and sister-in-law Michelle Dybevik.

A special thank-you goes out to the surgeons, ICU nurses and doctors at Allen Memorial Hospital.

A memorial tribute fund has been established in Abigail O’Connell’s name at Veridian Credit Union.

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