Kevin Abbott

Posted Online: March 24, 2013, 8:24 pm
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Kevin E. Abbott, 54, of Oquawka, Ill., died Friday, March 22, 2013, at his home.
Cremation was accorded. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Christian Church, Keithsburg. Arrangements are by Turnbull, Oquawka.
He was born Dec. 4, 1958. He married Janet L. Blacketer on May 24, 2003.
Surviving are his wife; children, Brandon, Amanda, Davenport, Kelli, Oquawka, Merenda Goad, Tennessee, Vanessa Hunter, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; siblings, Craig Johanson, Judy Weber, East Moline, Erma Doss, Keithsburg, Mike Abbott, Oquawka.


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