Violet Abernathy

Violet L. Abernathy, 80, of Table Grove died at 4:16 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Marietta, the daughter of Lester J. and Edith L. Foster Rutledge. She married Duane K. Abernathy on May 29, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. He died July 4, 1984.

She also was preceded in death by one grandson.

Surviving are three sons, Dennis (and Deb) of Liberty, Mo., Lester of Table Grove and Roger (and Georgia) of Bushnell; four daughters, Sharon (and Joe) Ginger of Canton, Alice (and William) Arnold of Gilson, Edith (and Mark) Benedetto of Lewistown and Danna Holder of Lawson, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Table Grove Community Church and Table Grove American Legion Women's Auxiliary.

Services were held Monday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with Rev. Terry Broady officiating. Burial was in Harris Cemetery in Table Grove.

Memorials may be made to Table Grove Fire and Rescue Squad.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/19/2005

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