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Laura Jean Abbott

June 2, 1947 ~ March 22, 2022 (age 74)

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Laura Jean Abbott, age 74 of Athens, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at her residence.

Laura was a native of Los Angeles, CA and resident of McMinn County for over 25 years.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Earl Abbott and Mary Frances Robinson Abbott.  She is also preceded in death by a brother Frank Abbott.

Laura was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.  She taught school both in Japan and  at Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School (TMG), formerly Tennessee Military Institute (TMI) in Sweetwater.  She enjoyed painting and photography.

Laura is survived by

Brother Robert Abbott of Lake Havasu City, AZ;

Special friend and caregiver Debbie Guinn of Athens;

Special friends Lou and Helen Dionne of Riceville.

There will be no formal services at this time.

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