Katherine A. Abbott, 85, of Sparta, died Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Sparta. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at United Methodist Church, Sparta, with Reverend Loretta Waughtal officiating. Burial will be in Cataract Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Cataract United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Thursday at the church. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.