Abbit nee Colak, Fatma

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO


Fatma Abbit of Union, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on October 7, 2019, having reached the age of seventy-six years, five months and twenty-eight days. Fatma was born in Yalova, Turkey, on April 9, 1943, daughter of Mustafa Colak and Serife Colak nee Maric. On December 26, 1966, she was united in marriage to James Henry Abbit, known to most as Jim, and four children came to bless this union.

Fatma is survived by her husband, Jim Abbit of Union, MO; by her sons, Bat Abbit and significant other, Graham Lustig, of Oakland, CA, Jad Abbit and wife, Brianna, of Virginia Beach, VA and Jay Abbit and significant other, Mitch Pizik, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; by her daughter, Ses Green and husband, Richard, of Little Rock, AR; by three sisters-in-law, Lutfiye Durumcolak of Yalova, Turkey, Mary Rose Abbit Davis of St. Clair, MO, and Virginia Abbit of Union, MO; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Fatma was preceded in death by her parents, Mustafa and Serife Colak; by her brother, Burhan Colak, and by her sister, Reyhan Colak.

After growing up on a farm in Turkey, Fatma married Jim and spent eighteen years a devoted military wife, often moving her family to another military base each year. After Jim’s retirement they made their home in Union, MO. Fatma had enjoyed visiting Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Union, MO. Fatma was employed at Walmart in Union, MO, as a stocker for ten years. She also spent a great deal of time volunteering at Immaculate Conception School where her children attended. She was a very talented lady, and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidering and doing macramé. She also decorated cakes for her family’s special occasions. The baklava she made was one of the family favorites. She also enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens. Fatma liked to go swimming with the family and was a big fan of Dolly Parton. What meant most to her was time spent with her family. The many precious memories they shared will forever live in their hearts.

A kind and loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with Father Joe Post officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to Anaconda Community Cemetery.