Dora Helen Abbott

Published 9:23 am Friday, December 18, 2020

Dora Helen Abbott

1923 – 2020

Dora Helen Burger Abbott, 97, died Monday, December 7, 2020, born May 1, 1923 in Boyle Co, daughter of the late Harrison Burger III and Mary Elmer Pendygraft. She graduated from Danville High School, is a lifelong member of Parksville Christian Church and studied her bible daily. She was a buyer for the Hub Frankel Children’s Dept. She was a published poet, also enjoyed needlepointing, quilting, Facebook & winning at cards. Dora was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and Friend. Predeceased by her husband Clifford Abbott; a son Clifford Abbott Jr; Edna M Abbott Jewell; a sister, Mildred Rodman; and a brother, Edgar T Burger.

She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Jean Abbott Pittman of Danville; Grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott (Liz Erwin) Pittman, Karen Pittman (Donny) Dampier, and Vicki Abbott (Dan) Shipp; Great-Grandchildren, Molly Pittman, Zach Dampier, Ellie Dampier, Chris (Kristi) Short, Angela Short (Jonathan) Garland; a sister, Carolyn Davidson; and brother-in-law, Max Rodman.

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A private graveside service was held at the Parksville Cemetery on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, officiated by Frank Preston. Memorial donations are suggested to Parksville Christian Church. The online guestbook available at