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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Norma  Abbott

Norma Isabel Abbott (Edemann)

Monday, October 11th, 1937 - Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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Norma Isabel Abbott, 82, West Palm Beach, Florida passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2020 with Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913) 856-7111. Burial to follow in Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner, 138 E. Shawnee St. Gardner, Kansas. Condolences may be left at

Norma was born October 11, 1937 in Brookfield, Missouri to Jeff and Bertha (Doss) Edemann. She grew up in Missouri and as a young child her family moved to Gardner where she graduated from Gardner High School. She was married in Olathe, June 9, 1956 to Robert “Bob” Abbott. Norma worked as an office clerk in the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicle Olathe, Kansas. She also drove a school bus for USD 231, Gardner, Kansas. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, Kansas. Norma had a passion for quilting. She was an active participant in quilting guilds and was recognized for her talent as she displayed her works of art in shows and won many awards. Norma was an avid reader who loved to travel. She enjoyed spending her time with family. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Abbott; her parents; daughter, Debra Anne Abbott in 2001 and brother, Wayne Edemann. She is survived by daughters: Karen Jane Abbott, Loxahatchee, Florida and Linda Denise Abbott, West Palm Beach, Florida; sisters: Laura McKaig and Darlene Prier both of Gardner, Kansas; grandchildren: Summer Abbott and Samantha and Michael Pinkoff and numerous nephews and nieces.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 10th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, February 10th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
    106 South Center
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Service

    Monday, February 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
    106 South Center
    GARDNER, KS 66030
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Gardner Cemetery
    300 South Poplar Street
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Presbyterian Church


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Posted at 06:48pm
Karen, Linda, Samantha, Michael and Summer: my deepest sympathies on the loss of your sweet Mom and Grandma. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Janis
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We send you thoughts of comfort. Love, Carolyn & Wally
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Valerie Boulos

Posted at 08:52pm
We're so sorry to hear of Norma's passing. She was a close friend of the family for many years, and we have fond memories of New Years parties, quilt shows, and dog sitting. May her memory be eternal.

- Valerie and Michael Boulos

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