Marie Elizabeth Abbott, age 78, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning in the Golden Living Center. Born June 19, 1932 in Marion County, she was the daughter of Alva and Jimmie L Hopper. Those who knew her lost an amazing spirit. Marie attended Indiana University and was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota Eta Music Fraternity. Marie had a lifelong passion for music. She established the Abbott Studio of Music and spent endless hours teaching piano, organ, banjo, and guitar. She publicly performed often and won numerous music competitions over her career. Marie's laugh and smile will be missed by all and will forever live in our memory of her.
She is survived by her husband, Willmen Kwok, of Bloomington; grandson and his wife, Jeremy and Shelly Abbott, of Plano, Texas. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dan Abbott and Delbert "Del" Abbott.
Marie requested that there be no service or visitation held. Day Funeral Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements. In support of Marie's passion for music, you are invited to donate in lieu of flowers to the Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity which provides music scholarships for children. Send donations in memory of Marie Abbott to Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies 1 Tunnel Road Ashville, NC 28805.