ABBOT Penelope "Penny" Bazler Abbot, age 69, of Grandview Heights, Ohio, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2012 after a ten year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Penny, born on February 7, 1943 was a 1961 graduate of Grandview Heights HS, and received a Bachelor and Masters of Education from Ohio State. Penny is survived by husband, Steve, of 45 years; her three children, Eric (Rose), Jeff (Betsy) and Heather (Tim) Hilditch; and eight grandchildren, Reed, Trevor, Patrick, Jack, Andrew, Megan, Teddy and Brock. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Penny taught kindergarten and worked as a guidance counselor at Grandview's elementary schools for 25 years. She was an avid photographer, gardener and passionate fan of Ohio State. She lived by the golden rule, and always put family first. She and her beautiful smile will be missed, but never forgotten. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the KU Endowment Alzheimer's Disease Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 3012, Kansas City, KS 66160 or visit KUAlzheimer.org and click on the "support the ADC" link. A memorial service in Penny's honor will be held at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Boulevard at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. Family will receive friends after the service. Arrangements by DEYO-DAVIS FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be made at www.deyodavis.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 27 to May 3, 2012