Shirley Lillian Abington
Shirley Lillian Abington
  • July 31, 1913 - November 19, 2017
  • Clearwater, Florida

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ABINGTON, SHIRLEY LILLIAN (JOHNSON) died November 19th, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida. She was born July 31st, 1913, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Frederick Johnson and Aurelia Mercedes Kertson.

Shirley was the wife of Walter William Abington (deceased), a lawyer for AT&T. She was the mother of three sons, Frederick John Abington (deceased), Richard Carl Abington, and Craig Taylor Abington. Her sons were all notable athletes and served in all four branches of the U.S. military. Shirley and her husband were the life and moral teachers for their sons and were much beloved by them.

After raising her sons, she worked at Vanderbilt Medical School, rising to become Registrar for the School, instrumental in the student selection process.

Shirley’s last years were spent at Regency Oaks in Clearwater where she developed many friendships. A family celebration of life will be held at a later time.