Abbey Jo (Lake) Hagan, Warsaw, Indiana left this world unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, and was received into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. She passed away at Lutheran Hospital after complications from a stroke she suffered at the age of 51.
She was born on April 2, 1970, in Vincennes, one of three children born to Edie Marie (Pitts) Ross and Fredrick Allen Ross Jr.
Abbey was a 1988 graduate of North Putnam High School in Vincennes and received her associate degree in 1990 from Vincennes University. She lived in Warsaw for the past 25 years.
Abbey was a familiar face at Mutual Federal Savings Bank where she worked as a mortgage loan officer from 1994-2000. Most recently, she was an Eisenhower Elementary School employee, working as a paraprofessional for Warsaw Community Schools since 2016. She loved being around all of the children and enjoyed her extended family at Eisenhower Elementary School.
Abbey was always up for a short road trip any time of the year, loved her wine and canvas painting classes, movies and of course her crime television shows. She attended Warsaw Community Church and worked in Sonlight Children’s Ministries. Most recently she served as the treasurer for Winona Lake Free Methodist Church.
Her greatest accomplishment was being able to be a stay-at-home mom and raising her three wonderful daughters. Abbey cherished simply being able to spend precious time with her daughters. Her children always knew Mom was always available for them. She was a wonderful and loving daughter, mother, sister and friend to many and will be dearly missed by all.
She will be lovingly remembered by her three beautiful daughters and the loves of her life, Amber, Jayme and Piper Hagan, Warsaw; parents Edie Marie and Fredrick Allen Ross Jr., Danville; and her two brothers, Matt (Jennifer) Lake, Danville, and Andy (Abbey) Lake, Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Friends and family are invited for a time of visitation and celebrating Abbey’s life from noon-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Warsaw Community Church, 1855 S. County Farm Road. Abbey’s favorite colors were maroon and red, and the family requests that those visiting wear those colors in her memory.
The family will have a private funeral service at Warsaw Community Church at 4 p.m. It will be officiated by Pastor Todd Gerst. The Hagan family wishes to thank everyone in advance who will attend the visitation and for respecting their wishes for a private service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes.
Memorial donations may be directed to Eisenhower Elementary School, 1900 S. County Farm Road, Warsaw, IN 46580. Money donated will go toward books for the Eisenhower Elementary School Library in Abbey’s memory.
Condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.