Mrs. Nesta Abbott, 71, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, at her home surrounded by family.

Nesta was born November 4, 1949, in Chicago, IL, a daughter of the late Charles Bruner and Lucille Casey Bruner. She married Terry Abbott on April 5, 1968, in Jeffersonville, IN. He passed away Feb. 24, 2020.

Nesta worked for Cutting Board Deli and Walmart for 20 years.  Her family always came first, attending band contests for “Sis” and Scott and sporting events for Rick. She took great pride in her grand babies.  Nesta enjoyed reading, listening to 60’s music and had an interest in politics.

Survivors include her sons, C. Scott (fiancé Christin May) Abbott of Lebanon and Rick (Amanda Pugh) Abbott of Frankfort; daughter, Dawn “Sis” Abbott Kidwell of Lebanon; grandchildren: Sydney (Tim) Abbott Wilhelm, Abby (Jared) Abbott Woodruff, Mitchell Abbott, Austin Abbott, Ashlynn Abbott, Bailea Abbott, Caysee (Justin) Purdue Crawford and Eric B. Kidwell; great-grandchildren, Hudson Abbott,  TJ Price and Kinslee Wilhelm; brothers, Metro and Sonny Cokkinias, and Larry Bruner; and sister, Joette Marley. Nesta was preceded in death by her brothers Charles Casey, and Jerry, Darnell, Robert, and Vincent Bruner.

Family and friends will gather Monday, April 5, 2021 for visitation from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. The service will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Nesta will be laid to rest at Mts. Runn Cemetery in Zionsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Mts. Runn Cemetery or the Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm Street, Lebanon, IN 46052.

Hopefully Nesta is in a casino in heaven with Terry.

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