Mary Elizabeth Abbott
  • Memorial contributions may be made to Gladstone Animal Shelter.
  • Gladstone Animal Shelter
    3948 NE 76th Streeet
    Kansas City, MO 64119

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“You were always first on my roll call, Mary. I'll miss you at Planning Commission and all the City events you attended. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Becky Jarrett - KC, MO

“Mary was a member of the Planning Commission in Gladstone. She was direct, but kind in her comments. She will be missed. Bill Turnage ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Bill Turnage - Gladstone, MO

“PATTY, I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF MY LONG ASSOC WITH YOUR FAMILY...STARTING GAARDEN APT DAYS. IT IS HARD TO LOSE A LOVED ONE AND PLEASE KNOW YOU ARE...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: GLADYS WITHROW - KANSAS CITY, MO

“Sorry to hear about Mary's passing. She was a good neighbor and looked out for us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Becker Family. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Pam Becker - Gladstone, MO

“Mary Abbott enjoyed remarkable gifts few possess or are willing to use to their advantage. Mary was Clay County's Hostess with the Mostess. Mary...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Phil Wilson - Gladstone, MO


Mary Elizabeth (Phelps) Abbott, 89, of Gladstone, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at North Kansas City Hospital surrounded by her family. Mary was born May 30, 1922 in KCMO to James Ethern and Hallie (Stewart) Phelps.
She married John M. Abbott, Jr. August 9, 1941, who preceded her in death in 1976 and their daughter Mary E. (Abbott) Arrington in 1975. She attended Northeast HS, she studied piano for many years. Mary was a Charter member of the Fairview Christian Church and was the pianist there for several years. Mary was a member of the Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and served on the Planning Commission for 10 years. She loved gardening, flowers and especially roses, was a wonderful cook along with being a beautiful seamstress and knitter. Mary also enjoyed oil painting, was an avid reader, playing bridge and traveling. She lived in Durango, Colo. for 10 years and loved to fish for trout. She loved life and her cat, Suzie Q. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Shaw of KCMO; five grandchildren, Andrew Arrington, Tenn.; Cynthia Marrero, Calif; David Arrington and wife Donna, Colo., Jane (Shaw) Davies wife of Dennis, KCMO, and John L. Shaw, KCMO; nine great-grandchildren, Jessica, Abigail, and Sophia Davies, Kyle and Bret Arrington; Joel, Mark and Lucy Marrero and Andrea Arrington; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life will be 10:30 AM Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 N.E. 65th St., Gladstone, MO. Graveside service following the celebration at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Gladstone Animal Shelter.