‘They fell in love with her contagious smile and her joy’

Tim Abbott of Spring Hill suffered serious injuries from the Faith Chapel church van crash that killed three teenagers in August. Now he remembers his wife, Rachel, who died suddenly of brain aneurysm five days after Christmas.
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Tim Abbott of Spring Hill suffered serious injuries from the Faith Chapel church van crash that killed three teenagers in August. Now he remembers his wife, Rachel, who died suddenly of brain aneurysm five days after Christmas.

Katy Bergen covers Kansas education for The Kansas City Star. She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.