TERESA A. "TERRY" ABBETT, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday Aug. 16, 2013 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was a daughter of the late William and Guyla "Pat" Mc-Caffrey, a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, a 1959 graduate of Marion Bennett High School, and received her nursing degree from Ivy Tech. She worked at Lutheran Home, and Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. "She was a kind caring, compassionate, woman who loved working with the elderly, and those in the final stages of their lives." She is survived by her husband, Dan A. Abbett; children, Stephanie Kearby of Fort Wayne, and Michael Ember of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; brothers, Larry (Carol) McCaffrey, of Houston, Texas, and Kevin (Vonda Albertson) McCaffrey, of Tipp City, Ohio; step-daughter, Jennifer Abbett; and mother-in-law, Bernice Abbett, both of Roanoke; as well as grandchildren, Carlie, and Mindy; four great-grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be given to St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, or Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. For online condolences please visit klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 18, 2013