Gladys I. Abbott
July 11, 1921 - Feb. 13, 2014
GOSHEN — Gladys Irene Abbott, 92, of Goshen and formerly of Elkhart, died at 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen.
She was born July 11, 1921, in Camden, Del., to William C. and Lillian Mae (Melvin) Kirkendall.
On July 11, 1943, in Dover, Del., she married John Abbott. He died March 6, 2010.
Surviving are two sons, John Jr. (LeAnn) Abbott of Indianapolis and Kenneth (JoAnn) Abbott of Bristol; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; stepfather Charles Downham (daddy); and a brother, Robert Downham.
Gladys was a member of Wesleyan Church, Easton, Md., and attended Middlebury Church of the Brethren with her son. She was a homemaker, bookkeeper, church and office secretary, and a wonderful companion in ministry with her husband.
The family will hold private services. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.