Sunday, February 7, 2016

Jean Abbott

Lois "Jean" Abbott, 80, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Jean was born October 22, 1935 in San Antonio, TX to Curtis Beverly & Emma Belle (Clark) Mitchell.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Poteau.  Jean was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Wayne Abbott.

Survivors include her son, Curtis Abbott of Poteau, OK; grandchildren, Shailyn, Curtis, Kristen, Jonathan, & Skylar; sister, Beverly Jo Sanborn  &  brother, Curtis Jack Mitchell of  Dover, AR; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Thursday,  February 11, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Poteau, OK with Rev. Phil McGehee officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.

1 comment:

TAMMY PIKE said...

My great aunt Jean was an important part of my life as a kid. Summers in Poteau, Oklahoma were always exciting because we got to stay at Aunt Jean and Uncle Wayne's house. She had the coolest house full of the most interesting things. From her gorgeous backyard and garden to the room full of different sitting room sets to the playroom with toys straight out of Mary Poppins; it was one of my favorite places to be. Jean was the classiest and so beautiful, like an old movie star. My uncle Wayne met her in Paris during the Korean War and she brought a sophisticated, Parisienne spirit to her small town life. And she had the warmest heart. Though I hadn't been down to see her in a very, very long time, I'll always cherish my time spent at Aunt Jean's. And I think now I need to make some of Jean's Three Bean Salad she gave me the recipe for and that I've made for so many of my own gatherings with people I love. Tomorrow my family says goodbye to Jean and I wish I could be there but instead all I can say is "Au revoir, repose en paix."