OBITUARY

Miriam Adelaide Langley Abbott

December 14, 1912October 10, 2011

MIRIAM ADELAIDE (LANGLEY) ABBOTT, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, following a major stroke. Born Dec. 14, 1912, in Chicago, Ill., she was the oldest of seven children. She lived in several major U.S. cities and Canada while she was growing up. She met G. Warren Abbott at Albion College, Albion, Mich. She graduated in 1935 with a degree in Home Economics. She and Warren were married on Sept. 6, 1936, and celebrated 71 years together before his death in 2007. She and Warren raised five children in Midland, Mich. from 1936 to 1969, then moved to Fort Wayne where they lived from 1969 to 2007. Miriam did a variety of volunteer work in Midland. She worked at the hospital and drove the elderly to appointments. She was a Cub Scout leader and often a room mother at school. In Fort Wayne, she was a member of IPFW Sew & Chat, and she and Warren were founding members of Beautiful Saviour Lutheran Church. "Her kindness and caring for others was never- ending." Survivors include her children, Kenneth Abbott of Clarkston, Mich., Thomas Abbott of Colorado Springs, Colo., John Abbott of Tallahassee, Fla., and Betty Jean Schweitzer of San Jose, Calif.; sisters, Ruth Shuter, Pat Read and Jean McNutt; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, one sister, and her oldest son, David Abbott. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A short graveside service will immediately follow funeral service at Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made in Miriam's honor to Starr Commonwealth, 13725 Starr Commonwealth Road, Albion, MI 49224 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 22, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Miriam Adelaide Langley Abbott

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October 21, 2011

Hope you find comfort in the promises in in the scriptures. (2Pet. 3:3)

Roger & Nancy VonDeylen

October 20, 2011

Miriam was a great gal. We loved both your parents. Thanks be to God they were both Christians. We have so many nice memories of them from Beautiful Savior.

October 18, 2011

Luke 8:49-56 is an encouraging account to consider for your family.

Susan Finney Spancers

October 16, 2011

John and Tom: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of celebration of life for your mother, you are so blessed to have had such a special mother. Peace be with all of you.

October 16, 2011

Our hearts go out to you all for such a great loss. Death is hard to deal with, but the God of heaven and earth can help you if you pray for his help.

Jack and Peggy Berger

October 16, 2011

Our Aunt Miriam was very special to all of us. We never saw her without a smile on her face, laughter in her voice and words of wisdom to share. Aunt Mir was a very special Aunt and wonderful loving lady. We will miss her.

Kate Lawler

October 16, 2011

Granny was truly a special lady. Since Bekah and I were always attached at the hip, she simply accepted me and welcomed me as a member of the family. I remember when she invited me to join the family for a Sunday meal and insisting on paying. She would do that for many people, and it was a catalyst for an amazing time of fellowship and laughter all together. She had a gentle spirit, but still a fiesty-ness that made me smile- I couldn't believe it when Bekah told me she was ninety-(something, I can't remember how old she was when we met). Granny was truly something special to everyone that knew her and I already missed her since we moved away....now I'll continue to miss her until I see her again, surrounded by our Father's glory.

Gail McDonald

October 15, 2011

Miriam brought joy and laughter to all of her friends at Heritage Oaks. We will miss her positive attitude, her joyful smile and her hearty laugh. She was a special part of our family and will truly be missed.