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Abigail R. Ludwig

d. March 16, 2021

Abigail Ruth Ludwig, age 77, of Springfield, passed away from a progressive illness on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on September 19, 1943 in Alton, Illinois, the daughter of Orville and Dorothy (Westoff) Hartman.

Mourning her passing are two daughters, Abigail Ludwig and Rachel Hills-Stoneking; one son, Chad M. Ludwig; one grandson, Jonathan Hills (Hannah Bard); one granddaughter, Jessica Gibson; mother, Dorothy Hartman; three sisters, Susan Morgan, Debbie Blanford, and Libby Pyle; and several nieces and nephews.

She was owner-operator of Abbie’s Wallpapering and Painting for nearly 40 years.

Abbie loved RV camping, bird-watching, mowing and yardwork, and bowling.  Abbie sponsored a bowling league for several years.  She was an active member at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Athens.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society.  Abbie was a life-member of the Illinois State Stock Horse Association (ISSHA).

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Athens, Illinois with a visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. until time of service at 2:00 P.M.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials can be made to the Animal Protective League (APL) or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).


  1. We will miss Abby and offer condolences to her family.

  2. Our heartfelt condolences to Annie’s family. I will miss her greatly.

  3. We have many happy memories of times spent with Abbie. She was a special person.
    Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  4. We are sorry for your loss. I recall the good times visiting and working on the new house. Eating Abbie’s hot potato soup while we were working in the dark of night outside on the soffits.

  5. The Mueller’s pass along their deepest condolences to Abigail, Rachel & Chad. Our parents were close friends so long ago. Peace and healing prayers.
    Marty Mueller and family for Paul & Judy

  6. You are so missed, Abbie, dear friend. We had such wonderful, close times together and with our families. I love you and miss you. God Bless you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss Abigail, Rachael, Chad and Jonathan. Our prayers are with you all.

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