Helen 'G.G.' Abbott


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Posted Online: Nov. 13, 2012, 4:40 pm
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Helen Irene "G.G" Abbott, 90, of Milan, died on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity, in memory of "G.G." Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, assisted the family.
Helen was born on April 18, 1922, in Herrin, Ill., the daughter of Raymond L. and Beersheba A. Walker Crowell. She married Luther F. Abbott on May 10, 1945, in East Moline. He preceded her in death.
Helen worked as a secretary for the assistant superintendent of the East Moline School District No. 37.
She enjoyed westerns, crocheting, crafts and spending time with her great-grandchildren.
Survivors include, her son, John (Jyll) Abbott, Andalusia; grandchildren, Joseph (Anne) Abbott, Rantoul, Ill., Julia Ann Abbott, Las Vegas, Nev., Joni (Ryan) Cox, Gibson City, Ill., and June (Larry) Clemons, Taylor Ridge; and great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Brock, Brody, Emily, Kane, Malorie, Raina, Briellah, Katielynn and John. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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