|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1928|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 2012|
Willa Mae Abercrombie passed away Jan. 25, 2012 on Wednesday evening, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 24, 1928, in Lamont, OK to Pauline and Edgar Strickland. Willa was a graduate of Crescent High School in 1946. She then graduated from Central State College in 1950 and took Post Graduate courses at Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford.
On Apr. 28, 1952, she married Carl Ben Abercrombie, who preceded her in death on January 17, 2003 after 52 years of marriage. She taught in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado where she and Ben taught and ranched in Lamar, Colorado before returning to Cresent in 1977. Willa taught school for over 30 years and continued to educate students by giving piano lessons and tutoring when she retired. She used her talent in music for the Lord, playing organ and piano in every church that she was a member of over the years. She was an avid animal lover. She enjoyed cooking and was never happier than when all the family came together to eat and fellowship.
She is survived by her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter Janet, Bill and Alyssa Fisher of Edmond and son Rogeer Abercrombie of Crescent and his daughters, Rebecca and Rhema. Also, her sister Della and brother-in-law John Schwartz of Edmond, and many beloved nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own children....
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at Baggerley Funeral Home with interment at Mound Valley Cemetery, Thomas, Oklahoma, at 2:30 PM.
Carl Ben Abercrombie (1924 - 2003)
Mound Valley Cemetery
Created by: GLENDA EISENHOUR
Record added: Feb 26, 2012
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