Russell Eugene Abbott

Oct. 14, 1935-April 6, 2020


Russell Eugene Abbott, 84, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, April, 6, 2020, at his home.

He was born Oct. 14, 1935, at Headlee, Indiana, to the late Russell Paul and Odell (Bailey) Abbott.

Russell graduated from Monon High School in 1953 and later attended Porter College in Indianapolis. On April 24, 1955, at Monticello, he married the love of his life, Kay Bettymae Swartz. Throughout the years he worked at Lafayette Life Insurance and retired from Ben Hur Life Insurance Company as the computer manager. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, being a mechanic, doing anything outdoors and worked as suite security for A.J Foyt’s Suite at the Indy 500. He was a regular pool player at the Bank Cigar Store and a member of the Young at Heart Bowling League at Plaza Lanes, the Municipal Senior Golf League and Southmont Athletic Boosters.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kay Abbott of Crawfordsville; three children, Rhonda (Frank) Wright-Limas of Rushford, Minnesota, Russell (Robin) Abbott of Richmond Hill, Georgia, and John Abbott of Morrow, Ohio; sister Willa Jo Render of Des Moines, Washington; nine grandchildren, Eric (Sara) Wright, Kristine (Mark) Jarboe, Rachelle (Matt) Rice, Ryan Abbott, Rebecca (Michael) Alvarez, Gabriel (Macon) Wright, Bailey Moak, Shelby (Cory) Donnini, and Paige Abbott; 11 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Owen, Levi, Grant, Sean, Patrick, Lilly, Oliver, Zuri, Ross and Mallory; and his many cats.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a private family viewing and private family graveside service Saturday, April 11 at Oak Hill Cemetery South. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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