From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
MRS. DOROTHY (SCHADE) ABBEY APRIL 11, 1974
Mrs. Dorothy Abbey, 65, of R.R.1, Cropsey, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday April 2, 1974 at Fairbury hospital. Her funeral was held at 1 p.m. Friday April 5, at Cropsey United Methodist Church, with the Rev. L.O. Brookman officiating. Burial was in Graceland cemetery, Fairbury. Pallbearers were Jim Abbey, David Abbey, Jeff Abbey, Ed Coppinger, Charles Scherr and Ron Watkins. She was born June 1, 1908, at Chatsworth, a daughter of Henry Watkins and Minnie Schade. She married Ray V. Abbey Dec. 22, 1934, at Kentland, Ind. He died Jan. 16, 1955. Surviving are two sons, Perry, Cropsey; Larry, Bloomington; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Kuntz, East Peoria; Miss Ardith Abbey, Bloomington; a brother, Howard Watkins, Cropsey; five grandchildren. She was a member of Belle Prairie Home Extension and the Cropsey United Methodist Church and its WSCS. Memorials may be made to the church or the charity of the donor's choice.