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Velma Lois Abbott, age 97, of Monticello, Ky., passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Ky.
She was born September 9, 1920 in Russell County, Ky. the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Myrtle (Stephens) Zimmerman.
She married Andrew Ellis Abbott who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by one sonBobby Joe Abbott; three brothersLeland, George and Verdith Zimmerman; sisterLue Dean along with two sisters that died in infancy; and three great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two sonsLymon Abbott and Delbert Abbott; two daughtersMary Kuhn and Joyce Eaton; nine grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
She is also survived by two brothersCharlie and Carthal Zimmerman; and three sistersGenebe Turner, Mae Toler and Katheryn Cummins; along with a host of family and friends who mourn her passing.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Roger Garner officiating.
Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 12, 2017
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