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Caroline S. Abbott


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Caroline S. Abbott Obituary
Caroline S. Abbott, of Dover, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 27, 2016, at her home. She was 93.

Mrs. Abbott was born on Aug. 22, 1923 in Felton (on her mother's birthday). She was the daughter of the late Clifford Morris, Sr. and Caroline (Carrie) Angstadt Simpler, of Felton. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: twins Clifford Morris, Jr. and Caleb Oliver (lost at sea during WWI), and James Barrett Simpler, and her husband, US Army-MSGT Herbert E. Abbott, Sr. (life member-Dover Fire Department).

She graduated from Felton High School in 1941 as valedictorian of her class and then graduated from Goldey Business College in Wilmington. She worked for the DuPont Company in Wilmington during World War II, and then as secretary to the State Archivist in Dover for seven years. She retired from the State Bureau of Museums in 1988. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Dover and served on numerous boards and committees.

She was a member and officer of the old Dover Business and Professional Women's Club of the YWCA and member of the South Dover Elementary School PTA. She served 34 years on the Kent County Easter Seal Society advisory committee, as chair for 20 years, and was on the board of directors of the Easter Seal Society of Del-Mar-Va for 25 years. She is a member of the Colonel Haslet Chapter NSDAR, serving as regent and committee chairman. She was interested in genealogy, along with Delaware history. She is a charter member of The Friends of the Delaware Archives, Inc. and member of the Dover Modern Maturity Center. She is a life member of the VFW Post 8801 Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son, H. Earl Abbott, Jr. and wife Carol (Wyoming); two daughters: Dorothy Caroline Abbott (Wyoming) and Kathryn Jane (Abbott) Becker and her husband Walter (Dover); sister-in-law, Jane Simpler MacGinley (Castle Rocks, Colo.); nephew Vern Abbott and wife, Jan (Buena Vista, Colo.) and niece Judi Abbott (Dover). She was very proud of her three grandchildren: Matthew Becker (Wilmington), Jennifer Becker (Smyrna) and Jonathan Abbott (Milwaukee, Wis.).

A private burial will be held Wednesday morning. Celebration-of-Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at First Baptist Church, 301 Walker Road, Dover.

The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to caregivers: Lori Miller, Sabrina Reid, Sherry Seeny, along with Willie Mae Willet and other staff from EPIC, Compassionate Care Hospice and Delaware Hospice.

Contributions in memory of Caroline can be made to: Delaware Hospice by calling 855-DHI-GIVE; or Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forest Ave., Dover, DE 19904; or First Baptist Church, 301 Walker Road, Dover, DE 19904.

Letters of condolence may be sent and guest book signed at Traderfh@aol.com.
Published in Dover Post from Nov. 3 to Nov. 12, 2016
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