Miami County Obituaries
Obituary of William Lincoln Abney . Information provided by John Wilson Wilson@netusa1.net, 4 Jan 1999. Obituary from typescript found in the papers of Mildred Kugler, his great neice. Original source not doucmented.
"William Lincoln Abney died at the family home, Paola, Kas., at 4:30 o'clock Saturday morning, January 25, 1936, at the age of 75 years and six months. Funeral services were held from Metzler's chapel, Paola, Sunday afternoon, January 26 at 2:30 Conducted by the Rev. Whittaker of the First Baptist Church of Paola. The Odd Fellow Lodge of which Mr. Abney had been a member for forty-five years conducted a short ceremony at the grave. Interment was in Paola Cemetery.
William Lincoln Abney was born June 27, 1860 in Springfield, Ill. He was married to Miss Martha S. Morgan, December 25, 1881, and he and Mrs. Abney celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary at the home last Christmas.
Surviving besides the widow are six children, Marion Abney, Paola, Patsy Mitchell, Yates Center, Ks., Ethel Rose, Olathe, Eunice Henry, Olathe, Jim Abney, Olathe, ans Sudie Glasscock, Paola. Also two sisters, Mrs. Maggie McCammon and Mrs. Destia McCoy; eighteen grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Mr. Abney spent nearly his entire life in Paola. He was well known and well liked throughout the community.He was a loving father who got a lot out of life and rejoiced in the (sic.) Happiness of his children and family. Although a man of meager financial circumstances, (sic.) He was rich in thought and deed. His unfailing loyalty to his family and friends will long be remembered by all who knew him. His life was his family's life; their happiness was his happiness.
Mr. Abney was quite well known in Olathe as he had visited relatives and friends on numerous occasions. His death not only is (sic.) distinct loss to the family, but to a multitude of loyal friends."
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