COSHOCTON -- Anne Marie Abbott, 95, of Newcomerstown, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Riverside Manor in Newcomerstown.

She was born May 18, 1915, in Newcomerstown, to the late Wendell and Rosalie Yanai.

Anne attended Newcomerstown High School and the Coshocton Business College.

On June 8, 1938, she married Jack Charles William Abbott, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1994.

Anne was Catholic by faith and attended St. Frances DeSales Church in Newcomerstown and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Coshocton.

Anne retired from the Coshocton Bowling Center after 36 years of service, she was responsible for the Women's State Bowling Tournament in Coshocton in 1966, and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with her bowling team. She was a Girl Scout Leader with Troop 11, and worked with the YWCA for 25 years.

Anne is survived by her sister, Rose Tomasina of Dennison; special niece and caregiver, Joann Clarke of Newcomerstown; and several other nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Wendell J. Yanai Jr., Andrew Yanai, Henry J. "Sharkey" Yanai, Chris Yanai, and Elmer Yanai; and two sisters, Irene Williams and Helen Basiletti.

A funeral service was April 18, 2011, in the Chapel of the Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton, with Pastor Dale Thomas officiating.

Burial followed in the Coshocton County Memory Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to: The Coshocton County Animal Shelter, 21755 Township Road 164, Coshocton, OH 43812; or Isleta United Methodist Church, 58608 County Road 9, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

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