Abigail Ann Weissmann
Today we celebrate the life of Abigail Ann Weissmann, 14, of Evansville, IN. Abigail died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at her home surrounded by family and her beloved dogs, Riley and Mandy.
Abbi was a passionate dog lover and loved playing and sneaking treats to her dogs. Horses were another big love of Abbi's. For several years Abbi rode at Hobby Horse Acres in Chandler, IN.Abbi was blessed with a great sense of humor, strong will, and a smile that made everyone love her. Abbi attended Chandler Elementary School, Hebron Elementary School and Plaza Middle School, where she had been a Girl Scout in Troop #191. Abbi was a master baker of homemade dog treats, a fabulous seamstress and craft maker of many projects. However, Abbi's biggest joy was spending time with her friends. This past month Abbi was granted her wish from "Wish Upon a Star" and was able to spend the weekend with "Stan" the dog, from the Disney TV show "Dog with a Blog." Abbi was also named honorary CHS cheerleader and is a member of St. John Catholic Church of Newburgh.
Her grandmother, Mary Ann Weissmann, her great-grandfather, Clarence Boatwright, and cousin, Shelby Schultheis, preceded Abigail in death.
Abigail is survived by her parents, Julie Schultheis, of Evansville, IN, and Michael (Rhonda) Weissmann, of Newburgh, IN.; two brothers, Aaron and Andrew Weissmann, both at home; and stepbrother, Eitel (Jessica) Schroeder, of Indianapolis, IN; stepsister, Laura (Alex) Winstanley, of Springfield, VA; grandparents, Frank and Judy Schultheis, of Newburgh, IN, James and Judie Weissmann, of New Berlin, WI, and Daniel Jenkins, of Newburgh, IN; great-grandmother, Carrie Boatwright, of Newburgh, IN; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and one niece.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN, with a Celebration of Life Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at St. John Catholic Church, 625 Frame Road, Newburgh, IN with Father Tom Kessler, Father Joe Ziliak, and Rev. Carlos Haskins officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Newburgh, IN.
The family would like to thank Dr. Julio Morera, the Deaconess Hospice, and all the dedicated nurses, doctors, and therapists who over the past years have taken care of Abbi. Special thanks to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the volunteers of the Dog Therapy Program who made Abbi's hospital visits brighter.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Cardiac Child Life Fund, c/o Meredith McDonough, 34th St. and Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104-4339 or Alagille Syndrome Alliance, 10500 SW Starr Drive, Tualatin, OR 97062 or The Evansville Humane Society, 400 Millner Drive, Evansville, IN 47710.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net.
Boone Funeral Home - Evansville
5330 Washington Avenue Evansville, IN 47715
Published in Courier Press on Apr. 21, 2014