Edith McAbee, age 96, a resident of Portland, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at The Waters in Dunkirk.

Edith was born on March 28, 1926, in Ridgeville, Indiana, the daughter of Mary Witsche. She babysat for many years and retired from Kerr Glass in 1975 after 25 years of service.

She was a member of Portland First Church of the Nazarene. She was an avid fan of Indiana Hoosiers basketball and the Cincinnati Reds.

Edith married Samuel McAbee on Sept. 14, 1944, and he passed away on Dec. 5, 1988.

Survivors include:

One son — William “Bill” McAbee, Sr. (wife: Patty), Bryant, Indiana

Ten grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren

Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel; a son, Max McAbee; and a great-grandson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Pastor Dave McLellan will officiate and burial will follow at Lawndale Cemetery, east of Ridgeville.

Memorials may be directed toward Jay County Special Olympics.