Glydus Marie Eaton Abbott Obituary
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Glydus Marie Abbott passed away quietly in the early morning hours of Monday, August 24, 2020.
She married the late Clifford Ray Abbott December 24, 1946. This love affair continued for 71 years producing two children; Dennis Ray (Alicia) Abbott and Diane Kay (Steve) Smiley, five grandchildren; Amanda Ray Abbott, Eric Allen Smiley, Sara Glydus Smiley, Lucas Daniel Bumgardner, and Ethan Forrest (Casey) Bumgardner and two great-grandchildren Landon and Rayland Bumgardner, all of whom survive her.
Born January 16, 1924, to Luther and Zula Ping Eaton of Bobtown Community-Pulaski County KY, she was one of seven children. She is preceded in death by her parents Luther and Zula Ping Eaton, siblings and spouses; Geneva Eaton Ping (Roy), Orvin “Bud” Eaton (Doris), Christine Eaton Epperson (Ed), Luther “Vernon” Eaton (Iva Dean), and Donald Eaton. She is survived by her sister Faye Jones, sister-in-law Ada Eaton of Somerset KY and a host of nieces and nephew.
As a young adult, Glydus contributed to the WWII effort by working in a machine gun factory which resulted in profound hearing loss in her later years. Following the birth of her first child, Dennis, Glydus focused her energy and talents to motherhood and homemaking. In 1969 the Abbott family moved from Englewood, OH to their hometown Somerset, KY. She then took on the additional roles of partner, secretary, and accountant for the family construction business, Ray Abbott Builders.
She and her husband were partners in fun and recreation as members of a Somerset senior bowling league and as a “side-kick” in many a ferocious Rook games with friends.
Glydus is woman of strong Christian faith. She was a charter member of Crestview Baptist Church, Dayton, OH and Beacon Hill Baptist church Somerset, KY. She is currently a member of First Baptist Church of Somerset, KY. Her daily actions and speech reflected her deep love of God.
Glydus was an exquisite southern cuisine cook including peanut butter fudge, chocolate pies, and crock pot tenderloin. She was rare combination of beauty and brains, modesty and moderation, wit and wisdom, and grit and grace. Glydus honed tactfulness to a fine art. She was elegant, delicate, and graceful. Her most precious worldly possession was her bible and pictures of her loved ones.
She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Ray in the Eden Cemetery, Bobtown Community, Pulaski County, KY. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday August 27, 2020, with David Pendleton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for First Baptist Church Project 58:10 or the church’s building Fund.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.