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Joan F. Abbott

Joan F. Abbott, 92, of Montpelier, IN, passed away at 11:40 PM on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at IU Health Blackford Hospital in Hartford City, IN.  She was born on Sunday, February 22, 1931, in Blackford Co., IN.  She married Robert Abbott on Sunday, March 20, 1955, at Roll Church. Joan graduated from Roll High School in 1949 then went on to earn her bachelor’s in nursing. She then began working as a RN at Blackford Hospital. Joan attended the Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed crocheting. Joan was involved with the women’s church group and the Home Economics Club. She loved life. Joan especially loved spending time with her friends and family.

Joan will be lovingly missed by her daughter - Rhonda (spouse, Barry) Bower, Markle, IN, daughter - Cathy (spouse, Ed) Yoder, Greenfield, IN, son - Robert (Ann) Abbott, Jr., Walkerville, MI, son - Rodney Abbott, Montpelier, IN, son - Randy (spouse, Patty) Abbott, Indianapolis, IN, grandchildren - Seth Bower, Bluffton, IN - Wade Bower, Greenville, SC - Jodi Schweikhardt, New Carlisle, OH, - Derek Yoder, Carthage, IN - Kyle Yoder, Danville, IN – Ross Yoder, Greenfield, IN, - Tai Abbott, Indianapolis, IN - Robert Abbott, III, Indianapolis, IN - Dustin Abbott, Montpelier, IN - Heather Gephart, Hartford City, IN - Cameron Abbott, Indianapolis, IN - Tori Nelson, Indianapolis, IN, - 20 great grandchildren, sister - Wilma Payne, Hartford City, IN, brother - Lowell "Buck" Sharp, Hartford City, IN, brother - James "Jim" Sharp, Hartford City, IN, brother - Joe Sharp, Fort Wayne, IN, sister-in-law - Sharon Sharp, foster children - Christina Sutton and Mike French.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Abbott, parents, John, and Helen (Bedwell) Sharp, brothers, Jack Sharp, Lee Sharp, Charles Sharp and sisters, Norma Smith, Dorothy Heck, Arlene Kirkwood.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W. Windsor St. Montpelier, IN. 47359 on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 

A service to celebrate her life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home  at 11:00 AM  on Thursday, April 6, 2023  with Pastor Earl Doll officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gardens of Memory in Muncie.

Preferred memorials:  Hickory Grove Church 9000 W. State Rd. 26 Dunkirk, IN. 47336                                     

Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.

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