Beverly J. Abbott, 85, of Potomac, passed away at 3:52 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Country Health Care & Rehab, Gifford, Illinois.
Mrs. Abbott was born on April 19, 1931, in Rural Route Vermilion County, Illinois, the daughter of James and Wilka (Karrick) Carpenter. She married Hollis Abbott on April 1948. He preceded her in death August, 1986.
She is survived by one son- Dean (Fran) Abbott of Chatham; three daughters-Christine(Ray) Grussing of Florida, Brenda (Dave)Hamilton of Ogden, Holly Joan(Marty)Young of Ogden; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren ; sister-in-laws- Pauline Klein, Joanie Carpenter and Fran Abbott.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; sisters- Alberta Plecker and Mary Tutwiler ; brother-Robert Carpenter ;great grandson- Jay Hollis Bennett.
Mrs. Abbott lived in Vermilion County most of her life. She attended Potomac High School and Ellis grade school. She lived in Potomac for fifty years and spent the last four and half years in Country Health Care & Rehab in Gifford. She worked at Hartung Brothers Seed Plant and Sunset Memorial Park. She enjoyed making seasonal grave blankets and sprays. She was a member of 1st Church of Christ in Potomac. She enjoyed playing cards with wild twos and spending time with her grandchildren and dog, Skyler. She always enjoyed baking a pie or two for special occasions at the church.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Mann's Chapel, with Dean Abbott officiating. Memorials may be made to Country Health Care & Rehab in Gifford or American Diabetes Association. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Abbott's life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her memorial page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.
FEB 1. 11:30 AM
Blurton Funeral Home-Potomac Chapel
400 North Vermilion Street
Potomac, IL, US, 61865
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