Sarah Ann Abbott went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. She was born on July 16, 1938 to Hovey and Murney (Dike) Abbott. |
She graduated from Burlington High School in 1958.
Sarah dedicated her life to taking care of people, first her father, then Maude Hinkhouse for 10 years.
She really enjoyed going to Arizona every winter with Maude. After she was no longer able to help Maude she helped Mrs. Blackwell and others for shorter periods of time until she could no longer be of service.
While in Arizona she picked up a hobby of making gorgeous jewelry out of ordinary rocks. She also made quilt tops using even the smallest pieces of scrap material. One quilt top was made of 1 inch squares.
Although she never had children she enjoyed her nieces and nephews.
Sarah furthered her walk with the Lord when she became a faithful member of the First Baptist Church. She was involved with the women's bible study until she could no longer make it to church.
When Sarah could no longer live by herself she moved into Burlington Care Center in the summer of 2006. She enjoyed it there and was very well cared for by Carol who became a very close friend.
She always tried to make it to the bible study and devotions that the local churches provided for the care center.
Sarah is survived by one brother: Hovey Abbott; sisters-in-law Loraine Oswandel and Sandra Lincoln; nieces and nephews Tony and Kathy Abbott, Misty Abbott, Joey Abbott, Rae Abbott, Nick and Lisa Schaal, Rex Schaal, Gail (Schaal) and Tom Schlichenmayer, Lori (Abbott) and Kevin King, Rick Abbott, Kelly Abbott, Robin (Abbott) and Pete Partridge, and many cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother; Hovey and Murney (Dike) Abbott; brothers Frank Abbott, Josiah Abbott, Chester Abbott and Edward Abbott; sisters Evelyn (Abbott) Schaal, Murney Abbott; brother-in-law Elmer C. Schaal, and nephew Mike Abbott. She will be missed by all.
Funeral services for Sarah were held on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Burlington with Pastor Russell Young officiating.
Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery at Burlington.
Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made in Sarah's name to Burlington Care Center or to the First Baptist Church and may be left at or sent to The Bank of Burlington, 410 14th St., P.O. Box 419, Burlington, CO 80807.
Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com to sign the family's online register book and to leave an online message of condolence.
Funeral services were entrusted to the Love Funeral Home in Burlington.
Published in The Burlington Record on Jan. 23, 2014