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MARY C. ABTS


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MARY C. ABTS Obituary
Mary C. Abts, 100, Overland Park, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, of natural causes. Mary lived a full, good life, and was beloved by family and friends, many of whom helped her celebrate her 100th birthday this past January. Mary was born Jan. 16, 1914, in Iola, Kan., to Morris H. and Catherine Abts. She graduated from the University of Kansas and began a career as a Medical Technologist and educator in her field. During World War II, she served as a WAVE officer (Lieutenant j.g.), working as part of the biological warfare program. After her service from 1943- 1946, she remained in the Naval Reserve through 1952. She worked at Kansas City's St. Joseph Hospital for 26 years, retiring in 1976. She later returned to work at the Olathe Community Hospital, retiring again in 1986. Mary was a member of the American Society for Medical Technologists and the American Legion Dwight Cowles Post. Before moving to The Atriums in Overland Park in 2000, she was a devoted member of St. Agnes Parish in Roeland Park, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Maureen Abts; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Jim Scott; brother and sister-in-law, Maurice W. Abts and Julia Abts; and brothers-in-law, Bud Lackey and Dale Robinson. She is survived by her sisters, Louise Lackey and Frances Robinson, and three generations of nieces and nephews and their families, who loved her and will miss her terribly. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 5250 Mission Road, Roeland Park, KS 66205. It will be preceded by a visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with a rosary starting at 10:30 a.m. A graveside service and burial will be at 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Highland Cemetery in Iola. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions in Mary's name may be made to the retirement fund of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111 or St. Agnes Catholic Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.amosfamily.com. Arr.: The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566. The Amos Family Funeral Home, Crematory, Chapels. 913-631-5566 amosfamily.com
Published in Kansas City Star from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2014
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