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Georgia Lee Abercrombie
(December 18, 1925 - July 11, 2013)

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Georgia Lee Abercrombie

Georgia was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, December 18th, 1925 to George Clinton Vaughn and Mary Elizabeth (Bradford) Vaughn. She has died on the11th of July 2013. She was the second born with an older sister, Virginia Faye (Vaughn) Owen (deceased) and her brother George Clinton Vaughn Jr. (deceased). Georgia attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK. After graduation she married Russell Tillman Abercrombie Jr. (Ted) on July 16, 1950. They were married for 54 wonderful years. Ted (Parky) preceded Georgia on July 9, 2003. Georgia enjoyed family, traveling, and life in general. As a young woman she enjoyed equestrian riding, teaching swimming lessons, and participating in synchronized swimming at her hometown of Duncan, OK. She dedicated thirty years toward teaching in the Family and Consumer Science Field (Home Economics) in Oklahoma and southwest Missouri. She was very active in her children's school activities; girl scouts and boy scouts. She also was an active member of the Business Professional Women (BPW) for many years. Georgia obtained her master’s in education at Central Missouri State University in 1972. After retirement she volunteered, giving back to the community. For 15 years she and her husband, Ted, served at the Nixa Senior Center and VFW serving food and helping with whatever was needed. Georgia, also, volunteered over 20,000 hours at Mercy Hospital; doing research for the doctors in the library, working in the infant nursery, directing patients, and fulfilling many duties within the Smith Glenn Callaway Seniors Division. She loved working on the “Birthday Parties” and “Dine with the Docs” programs that educated the community on health issues. Georgia is survived by her daughter, Patricia D. Sandstrom (Abercrombie) of Republic, Missouri and two sons, Russell T. Abercrombie III of Springfield, Mo and Hugh G. Abercrombie of Stockton, Mo. She was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Georgia spent her last three months in Stockton, MO at her youngest sons’ home, Hugh and Brenda Abercrombie, after being diagnosed with lung cancer in April. Georgia, accompanied by Hugh, completed her travels of all fifty states by taking a 7 day Alaskan cruise in May 2013. In Lieu of Flowers please send donations to Central Trust under "Georgia Lee Abercrombie's Memorial" for donation to elementary education in rural southwest Missouri. Memorial services will be Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Stockton Christian Church. Georgia will be buried with her husband in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

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