Born September 12, 1923

Constance E. Timpe Abbott, 87 formerly of 310 Hayes Ave., Fremont, died at Bethesda Care Center Wednesday afternoon, August 3rd. She was born in Fremont on September 12, 1923, the daughter of Carl Timpe and Alma (Wahl) Timpe. On December 5, 1944 she married John Abbott at First Lutheran Church in Tulsa, OK. He preceded her in death on January 31st, 1988. A graduate of Fremont Ross High School, she and her husband owned and operated Abbott’s Draperies where she was active in the daily business operations for over 50 years. They also worked together at Constance’s parents’ business, Timpe’s Flowers. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school, was a member of Rachael Circle, the church council, and the Altar Guild. Constance volunteered her time for Lutheran Social Services, was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed playing the flute for Fremont Symphony Orchestra and was devoted to the interests of her family. Surviving are her children: Richard (Fran) Abbott of Marietta, GA; Jim Abbott of Fremont, OH, David ( Jan Roller )Abbott of Cleveland, OH, Ronald (Karen) Abbott of Port Clinton, OH, Douglas (Donna) Abbott of Denver, CO; Susan Abbott of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Zimmerman of Fremont, OH. Visitation will be held at Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral & Cremation Service, 416 S. Arch Street Fremont, OH on Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 3 -5 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30A.M. from St. John’s Lutheran Church with additional visitation beginning at 9:30A.M. Pastor Joe Lees officiating. Burial will take place immediately following services at Oakwood Cemetery Memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church

Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements under the direction of Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral & Cremation Service, Fremont, OH.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 7, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, August 7, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 8, 2011


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August 10, 2011

To the Abbott Family,
You are in my prayers. Growing up in Fremont,remembering your mother and what a hard working lady she was.


Laura Abbott

August 10, 2011

To my family,

Grammy has reached her eternal peace, and has been reunited with the love of her life after 23 years. We will all miss her dearly, and cherish all of our fond memories with her! I wish I could have been able to attend the formal fairwells and see everyone since it has been too long! She will always remain in my heart and mind!


Paul Mittermaier

August 10, 2011

Dear Ron and Doug and families:

Just noticed your Mom's obituary on the News Messenger website. We give thanks for her long and faithful life, and we're glad you had your Mom for these many years. Blessings to you old friends!

August 9, 2011

To Karen and Ron,

What a lovely picture of your Mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bev Mendoza

August 8, 2011

Ron & Karen,

Our deepest sympathies on your loss.

Bill & Tracy Hutchinson

August 7, 2011

Rick, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Fred & Judy Crain

Lee Fisher

August 7, 2011

Dave and Jan - our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the passing of a wonderful woman.

Lee Fisher and Peggy Zone Fisher

Linda Shields (Schwochow)

August 6, 2011

Jan, Dave & Family - Your mom was a real model for St. John church members. Our thoughts are with you and we pray your memories of her will help get you through the hard times.

Fred & Kathy Krebs

August 5, 2011

Our thoughts are with Ron and all Abbott family members. I (Fred) sure enjoyed my visits during college years to 310 Hayes & also seeing Mrs. Abbott (as I always called her) at other times in life. What a fine and lovely lady in so many ways! May God give you all comfort and peace.

Paul Parlow

August 5, 2011

Connie, you have now moved home to the Father's house. There you will greet old friends. I still remember delivering the Fremont News-Messenger to you at Timpe's Flower shop. Paul Parlow