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Dolores Ann Abbott
Dolores Ann Abbott, a long time resident of Beaver Oklahoma since 1961 died Sunday November 19 at Lewisville Estates Assisted Living in Lewisville, TX.
She was born June 5, 1924 in Hanston, KS to Peter and Mary Burkhart. She attended one year of college at Mary Mount in Salina, KS. She received a Kansas state teachers certificate for teaching elementary schools in June 1943. In August 1944 she received a teaching contract to teach in Hodgeman County Kansas.
She married Floyd Keith Abbott on June 4, 1947 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hanston, KS. They had 6 children, 3 of whom preceded her in death.
Dolores loved doing all sorts of handwork that included quilting, needlework, shirts/sweatshirts, table runners, pillow cases and sequined Christmas ornaments.
Dolores was one-of-a kind and a very-good-one. I always enjoyed she and Ab wherever I saw them when I and they lived in Beaver. I shall never forget the time 5recently before they moved when I was behind Ab in the grocery line and asked if he was doing household duties. He said yes, paid and left. I no6ticed a gallon of milk he lerft so I asked the clerk if it was his. She said it was so I told her I would just go over and take it to them. I did and when I pulled up, Ab was in-the-car leaving. I told him he didn't need to go back, I had his milk. He laughed saying he had to go back as Dolores forgot to put three things on-the-list. ;) I loved both of them dearly and know you will miss them. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-othe5rs will say is right, wrong or indifferent. Each of us has our own pathway to travel. God bless each and everyone.
My loving grandmother, the day you left,
my heart filled-with-pain, it felt-like-a theft.
I feel-so-much sorrow, deep-is-my grief;
now you're-not-suffering, that's-a-relief.
I hope sincerely you rest-in-peace,
my-love-for you shall-never-cease.
I miss you so-much deeply-and-dearly,
I'll remember-your-voice forever-and-clearly.
For-so-many of us, you-were-our foundation,
a beautiful-life deserves a standing-ovation.
Thank you, Grandmother for selflessly sharing;
such a-loving-grandmother, thoughtful-and-caring.
CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS
I-love-you all dearly,
Now don't-shead-a tear;
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM HEAVEN
I-still-hear the songs, I-still-see the lights;
I-still-feel your-love on cold-wintry-nights.
I-still-share your-hopes and all-of-your cares.
I'll-even-remind you to please say-your-prayers.
I-just-want to-tell-you you-still-make me proud,
you-stand head-and-shoulders above all-the-crowd.
Keep trying each-moment to-stay-in His-grace,
I-came-here before you to help prepare-your-place.
You-don't-have to-be-perfect all-of-the time,
He-forgives-you the-slip if-you-continue to climb.
To-my friends and family, please-be-thankful today,
I'm-still close-beside-you in-a new-special way;
I-love-you all dearly, now-don't-shed a tear
cause-I'm-spending my-Christmas-with Jesus this-year!
Copyright 1990 John William Mooney Jr.
Read John 14:15 - 21
Jesus said, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before-long, the world will not see me anymore but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that-day you will realize I am in my-Father, I am in you and you are in me. John 14:18 - 20 New-International version
Even-though I was an adult when my parents died, I felt a keen-sense
of what it was like to be an orphan. Gone were the two-people who had nurtured me and shaped my life. Sharp-grief gave way to bewilderment, "Who am I now; who knows me deeply yet loves me anyway? The gospel of John recounts Jesus telling
His-disciples although the time is coming they would see Him no-more but He would always be a part of them just-as they would forever be a part of
So it has been with my parents. I see now even-after their-deaths, their
example of loving-kindness continues to teach me and guide my-life. That goes deeper than just warm-memories. My parents are in me at a deep-level, deeper than the mind can comprehend and as-deep as the heart. Surely God was their-heart's teacher. In the same-way I come to know God through the life and love of Jesus. Nurturing that-relationship through prayer, study, giving and serving keeps me forever-connected to the living-God.
Gracious-God, let who we are reflect who You are in all we do. Amen
Because of God's great-love for us, we are never-orphaned
Jackie R. Sheldon Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM