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Samuel Albert Abbott

Kane 12/10/2013

KANE- Samuel Albert Abbott, 86, died at 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his residence.
He was born in Kane on May 11, 1927, one of fourteen children born to the late Samuel & Maude (Keown) Abbott.
An avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, he worked as a farmhand and erected tents for carnivals throughout the country during his younger years. For many years, he was employed at the Pillsbury Flour Mill in St. Louis, where he had dedicated 45 years before his retirement.
He married the former Georgia Adams on Nov. 25, 1950 in Carrollton, and together they have shared 63 years together and raised a family that consisted of six children and 15 grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Georgia Abbott; his six children & their spouses, Albert Dale & Bobbi Abbott of Godfrey, Roger Dean & Pamela Abbott of Kane, Ronald Dennis Abbott of Kane, Randell & Penny Abbott of Kane, Rhonda & Bill Dougherty of Jerseyville, and Regina Zirkelbach, and her companion, Marty Powell of Hillview; 14 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren and one due in April; and a sister, Wanda Wilkinson of Bowling Green, Ky.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Trevor Abbott; seven sisters, Effie Politto, Ellen Holmes, Betty Walters, Elzina Morris, Eunice Hinson, Clara Smith, Eileen Walters; and five brothers, Herschel "Bob" Abbott, Alonzo "Jack" Abbott, Leo Abbott, Thomas Abbott, and William Abbott.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate.
Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Jersey County Health Department

Obit Provided By:
Crawford Funeral Home

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