Joseph E. Abbott, 74, of Marion, IL, born Sept 21, 1924 at Hitchins, Carter Co, KY, son of the late William Arthur Sr. and Pearl Hall Abbott, died May 31, 1999 at his home. Preceded: 1st wife, Priscilla Mae Souza Abbott in 1945, daughter Rebekah Hosman. Survived: wife, Loretta Stearns Abbott, sons, Joseph Aaron Abbott, Phillip E. Abbott and Jonathan D. Abbott, daughters, Elisabeth J. Abbott, Sharilyn K. Lawrence, Lorraine Ross, Cindy L. Lawrence and Rachel A. Clendenin, brothers, William Arthur Abbott Jr. and Theodore Abbott, sisters, Lucille Hennessey, Lorraine Beltson, Altha Rose and Garnetta Ross, 12 grandchildren. Burial; Jun 3, 1999 in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, IL.
Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano