July 11, 1921 -- February 13, 2014

Gladys Irene Abbott, 92, of Goshen, formerly of Elkhart, died at 10:00 pm, on
Thursday, February 13, at the Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen. She was
born on July 11, 1921, in Camden, DE, to William C. and Lillian Mae (Melvin)
Kirkendall. On July 11, 1943 in Dover, DE she married John Abbott, he died
March 6, 2010. Surviving are two sons, John (LeAnn) Abbott Jr. of Indianapolis,
Kenneth (JoAnn) Abbott of Bristol; eight grandchildren, two step grandchildren,
six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents,
step father (daddy), Charles Downham, and a brother, Robert Downham. Gladys
was a member of the Wesleyan Church, Easton, MD and attended Middlebury
Church of the Brethren with her son. She was a homemaker, bookkeeper,
church and office secretary and a wonderful companion in ministry with her
husband. The family will hold private services. Burial will be in Grace Lawn
Cemetery, Middlebury.

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