Nancy Diane (West) Abbott

August 30, 1951 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 69)

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Nancy Diane Abbott, age 69, of Martensdale died peacefully Monday, April 19, 2021 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 26 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk.  The family will be present to receive guests.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at 11:00 AM at O’Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk.  Burial will immediately follow at the Linn Grove Cemetery in Prole.

A luncheon with the family will be held at the O'Leary Celebration of Life Center immediately following the burial.

Live Stream:  This service will be available for viewing on the O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services Facebook page streaming live at approximately 10 minutes before the service.

COVID-19 Note:  Everyone attending is strongly encouraged to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing between households.

The family has requested donations to be made in Nancy's memory to Kiya Koda Humane Society in Indianola.  (Contact information is below.)

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Arrangements are under the direction of O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk.

The Life Story of Nancy Abbott

Nancy Diane (West) Abbott was born on August 30, 1951 in Red Oak, Iowa to LeRoy & Janice (Isaacson) West. 

Along with growing up in Red Oak, Nancy’s family moved to Creston where she attended Creston High School and graduated 1969.  While attending school in Creston, Nancy rode the bus to school with her future husband, Danny Abbott, who use to pick on her.  

After graduation, Danny & Nancy stayed in touch and eventually started dating in 1972.  That courtship led to Nancy marrying the love of her life on October 21, 1973 at the Methodist church in Creston, Iowa.  Nancy & Danny started a family and brought into this world two beautiful daughters, Jessica & Danielle.

Nancy enjoyed being with her family.  She had a love for all animals, especially cats and her grand-dog, Molly.  But most of all, the love for her four grandchildren will forever be cherished.  She adored spending time with Justin, Jacob, Kayleigh and Lane, and attending their various activities & sporting events. 

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy & Janice West, sister Norma Smith, nephew Cheney Nolan and great niece Kasey Adamson.

The memory of Nancy will forever be cherished by her loving husband, Danny Abbott of Martensdale; daughters Jessica (Jason) Abbott-Bender of Martensdale and Danielle (Luke) Abbott-Klages of Indianola; grandchildren Jacob Bender, Justin Bender, Kayleigh Klages and Lane Klages; brother Darwin (June) West of Creston; brother-in-law Doug Smith of Granbury, Texas, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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April 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

Celebration of Life
April 27, 2021

11:00 AM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

Graveside Service
April 27, 2021

11:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Linn Grove Cemetery
IA-28S & Fulton Street
Norwalk, IA 50211

Funeral Luncheon
April 27, 2021

12:30 PM
O'Leary Celebration of Life Center ~ Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211


Kiya Koda Humane Society
1206 North Jefferson Way, Indianola IA 50125
Tel: 1-515-961-7080

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