Mary Jane Abbott, 83, of Decatur passed away on Monday November 7th, 2011 at St. Mary ’s Hospital.
She was born to the late Bernard and Claribel Dwyer on April 28, 1928. She married the late Albert E. Abbott on August 11, 1951 and they lived their lives and raised their children in Decatur. Mary Jane graduated from St. Theresa High School, Millikin University and after working for many years, earned a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois. She later served on the Alumni Board of Millikin University. She spent her career as an elementary school teacher, primarily for the Decatur Public School District, and touched the lives of many school children.
She is survived by her children Dr. Albert E. Abbott Jr. (Valerie) of Plattsburgh, NY; John C. Abbott (Juli) of Reno, NV; and Jane A. Prust (Robert) of Hilton Head, SC as well as eleven grandchildren.