Eileen J. Abbott

October 21, 1927February 2, 2019

Eileen J. Abbott, 91 of Huntington passed away at 3:25 pm on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. Eileen was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Jaycee Wives, Modern Mother’s Home Economics Club and Forever Friends. She worked with her husband for Bankers Advertising for several years, she volunteered at Parkview Huntington Hospital and at one time was a Girl Scout leader.

Eileen was born on October 21, 1927 in Jonesboro, Indiana, the daughter of Ned and A. Lavon (Hughes) Miller.

She was united in marriage to William Abbott on June 1, 1947 in Markle. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2010.

Survivors include three daughters: Beverly (Don) DeWald of Macy, IN; Colleen (Alan) Pflieger of Huntington; Dawn (Richard) Miller of Huntington; a sister: Mary Jane Manuwal of Plymouth, IN; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson: Douglas Alan Pflieger.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at The Heritage of Huntington, 1180 W. 500 N., Huntington, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 7, 2019 with one hour of visitation prior to the service with Pastor Bill Rapp officiating at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.

Interment will be at the Star of Hope Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made out to The Heritage of Huntington Activity Department or to Trinity United Methodist Church in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Beverly DeWald, Daughter
  • Colleen Pflieger, Daughter
  • Dawn Miller, Daughter
  • Mary Jane Manuwal, Sister
  • Ned Miller, Father
  • A. Lavon Miller, Mother
  • William Abbott, Husband
  • Douglas A. Pflieger, Grandson
  • 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren

  • Matt Pflieger
  • Chris Pflieger
  • Shawn Miller
  • Scott Miller
  • Jim DeWald
  • Ethan DeWald

  • The Heritage of Huntington Activity Department
  • Trinity United Methodist Church


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 7, 2019

Eileen J. Abbott

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Nancy Smith

February 9, 2019

Colleen, just saw that your mother passed away & wanted to let you know I was thinking of you at this time. I really didn't know her but the things I read about her in some of the notes to your family makes me know she was a very special person,
Nancy Smith

Cheryl Greene

February 5, 2019

Eileen was a great lady! She always had a smile! Our deepest sympathies to her family. She loved you all very much! May your many memories bring you comfort in the days ahead...……...Prayers and cares, Dan and Cheryl

Helen Goble

February 4, 2019

This beautiful lady had such a wonderful laugh! I did her hair for many years and she and I shared many good times as I’m close friends with her daughter Dawn !
She will be missed but I’m sure she and Bill are planning their next great adventure

Rose Bailey

February 4, 2019

I remember so many things about Eileen having spent lots of time with her daughters since August 1960 when we became neighbors. She was a great influence on my love for sewing and cooking. She was my Brownie leader along with Mrs Fulton. I remember being so proud for her to see me wearing a top and skirt I had just finished the night before. Her eyes were sharp to any error. She immediately commented on the zipper that I had put in on the incorrect side of the skirt. Yes, I sure nough did put that thing on the wrong side. I left it on that side too. LOL 🤣 LOVE you all, Rose Bailey