Ruth P. Abbott

Written by Theresa Rose on June 29, 2015

Ruth P. Abbott, age 92 of Winfield, died Friday June 26, 2015 at Sunrise Terrace Care Center in Winfield. The daughter of Vernon E. and Ethel (Huston) Gipple, she was born December 13, 1922 at Columbus Junction. On December 2, 1941 she married Donald Abbott at Columbus Junction; he died June 6, 1987. She attended Pitch In school and graduated from Wyman High School. She worked selling Avon and as a Nurse Aid at Henry County Health Center for 18 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Winfield First Presbyterian Church, church circle, and the American Legion Auxillary.
Survivors include: three daughters, Alice and Larry Coleman of Mt. Pleasant; Janette and Dave Owens of Ainsworth; Virginia Chamberlin of Muscatine; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother Lyle.

The funeral service will be Monday June 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, with Lay Pastor Don Clark officiating. Interment will follow at the Columbus City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2:00 p.m. prior to the service. A memorial has been established for the Sunrise Terrace Activity Fund.