The Rev. Dr. Emerson I. “Abbey” Abendroth, 92, Overland Park, KS passed away October 30, 2013. Emerson I. Abendroth was the son of Irvin and Ethel Abendroth. He was born in Cam- bria, Wisconsin June 22, 1921 where he spent his early years. He graduated from Cambria High School. He had a B.A. degree from Carroll College, a B.D. degree from McCormick Theo- logical Seminary, an M.A. and ED.D. from Columbia University/ Union Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister by Madison Presbytery in 1945. He was commis- sioned as a U.S. Navy Chaplain and served in both the Navy and Marine Corps, the latter in China. He married Juliann Davies in 1945 and they have been married more than 68 years. He dearly loved his family and his home. After his Navy Chaplaincy, he began an extended career in ministry in higher education.