Date of birth:   24 Jul 1918, Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death:  2 Nov 1979, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise, 7 Nov 1979

Oran K. Abbett

Funeral services were conducted 
by the Rev. Richard Yeaton Monday 
morning at 10:30 at Barkes, Inlow 
and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus 
for Oran K. Abbett, Sr., 61, of 
Nashville route 2, a native of 
Edinburgh, who died at 7:30 p.m. 
at Bartholomew County Hospital 
after treatment for a self-inflicted 
wound to the abdomen, according to 
Dr. Michael Chadwick, Barth. County 
coroner.  He was an employee of 
Stadler Packing Company in Columbus.

Burial was at Rest Haven Cemetery.  
Serving as pallbearers were Steve 
Weathers, Marshall, Joe, Fred, 
Mike and Ed Phillips.

Abbett was born at Edinburgh July 24, 
1918, to Robert and Beryl Abbett.  
His wife, Virginia Taulman Abbett, 
survives.  He was an Army veteran of 
World War II and a member of South 
Bethany Christian Church, the 
American Legion and Odd Fellows Lodge.

Also surviving are two sons, James 
Abbett and Oran Abbett, Jr., both 
of Columbus; three daughters, Beverly 
Morris and Mrs. Jack Gray of Columbus 
and Mrs. James Wilson of Hawthorne, 
Fla.; two brothers, Norman Abbett of 
Indianapolis and Gallian Abbett of 
Kokomo; and seven grandchildren. 

Submitted by Mark Wirey