Posted By: Marlene K. Skalberg (email)
Date: 4/17/2018 at 18:36:13
Sadness struck the community last Wednesday morning when it was learned that Clifford Abbey had died from polio. He was taken to Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs Monday night after a few days illness and passed away at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 1952.
Clifford was born in Yankton, South Dakota, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Abbey, June 12, 1922, and moved to Corning with his parents at the age of six months. Here he was baptized in the Methodist church when one year of age. He attended the Corning schools, where he excelled in all activities and graduated in the year of 1940. He was a member of the Honor Society and a class officer. During World War 11 he served with the English Air Force one year in the U. S. and two years overseas.
Since his release from active military duty, Clifford has been employed in the Biggar Store until the time of his death. On June 17, 1945, he was united in marriage with Frances Lucille Keith in Corning and to them two sons were born, Duane and Steven.
Left to mourn his untimely passing are his wife and two sons, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Abbey, one sister, Joan; his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs Frank Keith of Red Oak, a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends who join the family in their sorrow. Clifford’s cheerfulness and unfailing courtesy will long be remembered by his associates and as a young father devoted to his family and those near and dear to him, a fine example to all.
Funeral services were held in the Corning Methodist Church, Friday, September 12 at 2 o’clock conducted by Frank Jacobs. Mrs. Joe Cook accompanied John Riegel, who furnished the vocal numbers. Interment was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with pall bearers Dean Cox, Paul Hunt, Dean Bender, August Johnson, Kenneth Darrah, Ed Wheatley. Honorary pall bearers were Frank Hall, Bill Kelly, Bill Paul, Verlin Holt, Albert Smyser, Alva Smith, Albert Crow, Verlin Day, and Harry Wild.
Adams County Free Press, Thursday, September 18, 1952, page 8
Adams Obituaries maintained by Kathy Parmenter.
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