Claire Howard Abbott

  • Birth 31 Jul 1927 Coatsville, Putnam County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 8 Jul 2009 Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 39268521

Claire Howard Abbott, 81, of 732 Overman Ave., died at 8:50 p.m. July 8, 2009, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

He was born July 31, 1927, in Coatsville, Mo., to Pearl J. and Ada Hurley Abbott. He married Annalee Beach June 14, 1953. She preceded him in death Jan. 29, 1990.

He served in the Merchant Marines and later served in the Army. A graduate of Northeast Missouri Teachers College, he had been resident of Ottumwa since 1958. He worked for John Deere Ottumwa Works as a power house operator, retiring in 1987.He was a member of Albia Road Baptist Church and Empire Masonic Lodge #269 A.F. and A.M. He enjoyed bowling, Lawrence Welk and traveling.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverley Adams of Wichita, Kan.; a son, Neal (Alicia) Abbott of Ottumwa; four grandchildren, Brian Adams of Kansas, Amy Adams of Florida, Jeffrey (Hannah) Abbott of Florida and Jennifer Abbott of Ottumwa; a sister, Joan (Bob) Broderick of Bettendorf; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Abbott of Lancaster, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Abbott, and a son-in-law, Stephen Adams.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Kallem officiating.

Published in the Ottumwa Daily Courier from 7/9/2009 - 7/10/2009


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  • Created by: Flintstone
  • Added: 9 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39268521
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claire Howard Abbott (31 Jul 1927–8 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39268521, citing Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Flintstone (contributor 46803124) .