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 Lillian Baldock <I>Bell</I> Abbey

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Lillian Baldock Bell Abbey

  • Birth 8 Jan 1902 Bridgewater, Adair County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 21 Jan 1976 Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Massena, Cass County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 86889852

Mrs. J. Hylton (Lillian) Abbey, 75, passed away January 31 at her home in Trenton, Missouri. She is survived by two sons, Keith Abbey of Trenton and Leland Abbey of Bridgewater, Iowa; two sisters, Ida Humbert of Des Moines and Dorothy Ground of Greenfield; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held February 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the Blackburn-Whitaker Funeral Home in Trenton, Missouri and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8 at the Larkin-Roland Funeral Home in Corning, Iowa, with Rev. James W. King officiating. Burial was in the Victoria Center Cemetery, south of Massena.

Adams County Free Press
February12, 1976

Lillian Bell Abbey, daughter of Thomas and Blanche Smeeton Bell, was born January 8, 1902 in Adair County, Iowa and passed away at her home January 31, 1976 at the age of 74 years and 28 days.

On May 28, 1924 she was united in marriage to Hylton Abbey at the Bell home near Bridgewater, Iowa. To this union two sons were born. The family made their home on the farm in Adams County, Iowa until 1942 when they moved to Story County, Iowa, later to move to their present home near Trenton, Missouri, where Hylton and Lillian have lived for the past 24 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

Surviving besides her husband are her sons, Leland of Bridgewater, Iowa, and Keith of Trenton, Missouri; her daughters-in-law, Irene and Helen; five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter; also two sisters, Ida Humbert of Des Moines and Dorothy Grounds of Greenfield, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.

Lillian's life was devoted to her family and friends. Her hands were never idle, her favorite pastime being piecing quilts, embroidering and sewing. She had made many lovely quilts for each of her children and grandchildren. She also loved flowers and gardening. The products of her labors were always for others rather than for herself.


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  • Created by: JSC
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86889852
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lillian Baldock Bell Abbey (8 Jan 1902–21 Jan 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86889852, citing Victoria Cemetery, Massena, Cass County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by JSC (contributor 47288119) .