Barbara A. Shotwell-Abbe formerly of Elkton, age 78, died following a lengthy illness Monday, April 8, 2019, in Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis. She was born February 4, 1941, in Pontiac to Herman Ervin and Marjorie Elizabeth (Blackmer) Esckelson. She married Harrison Dewayne Shotwell August 11, 1962, in Fairgrove. He died December 16, 1984. She married Daniel Richard Abbe, Sr. June of 1991.
Barbara worked in the sewing room in Caro Regional Center for a brief time. She loved to bake, especially chocolate chip and sugar cookies. Barbara worked as a baker for Duncan Donuts and Bess Eaton in New Britain, Connecticut. She attended Living Word Worship Center of Cass City for many years with her husband Daniel.
Barbara is survived by her children: John (Lorraine) Shotwell of Edwardsburg; Steven Shotwell of Florida; Amanda Ross of Deford; step-children: Elaine (Roy) Kreszewsky of Munger; Daniel (Cheryl) Abbe, Jr. of Elkton; Esther (Arnold Fritz) of Owendale; Melody (Dave) Deming of Pigeon; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Robert (Lynn) Esckelson of Reed Spring, Missouri; Janice Miller of Clifford; James (Chris) Healy of Thomaston, Connecticut. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands: Harrison Shotwell and Daniel Abbe. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston, with Pastor Mark Harriman of Kingston United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will take place in Kingston Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kingston United Methodist Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.