Bonnie Jean Abbey

Smethport - Bonnie Jean Abbey, 76, of East Smethport, passed away Friday (December 24, 2021) at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport.


She was born June 24, 1945 in East Smethport, the daughter of Keith Smith and Sarah Eckstrom Smith . In May of 1991, in Smethport, she married Carl L. “Bud” Abbey, who survives.


Mrs. Abbey was a 1963 graduate of Smethport High School and attended Olean Business Institute.  Bonnie worked as a supervisor at Smethport Specialties in Smethport, PA.


Bonnie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, shopping, knitting and crocheting, collecting Fenton Glass, playing the organ, word search puzzles, playing solitaire on the computer, listening to country music, and watching her favorite football team, the Buffalo Bills.  She was a member of the Coleville Christian Gospel Church and sang in their choir.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by:

Two sons:  Leonard Keyser of Eldred and Michael (Jessie) Wood of Smethport

One daughter:  Robin (Brian) Freer of Smethport

Three step children:  James Abbey of Wilcox, PA, Elizabeth (Bruce) Bee of Port Allegany, and Gretchen Daugherty of Bradford

Eight grandchildren:  Jason, Larry, Sommer, Carly, Christy, Corinna, Brittney, and Kolin

Five step grandchildren:  Logan, Ian, Tyler, Gavin and Grayson

Six great-grandchildren

One brother: Keith “Chub” Smith of Smethport

One sister:  Shirley Hamilton of Texas

And several nieces and nephews, along with her beloved dog, “Smitty”.


In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Cook.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1-3 and 5-7PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral services will begin at 7 PM after visitation.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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