Obituary: Donald Abney Sr., 70, Metamora

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

METAMORA - Donald W. H. Abney Sr., 70, of Metamora died at 9:02 a.m. Monday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Sept. 4, 1942, in Lewistown, Mont., to Wayne and Frances Farr Abney, he married Janet L. Schroeder on Dec. 7, 1974, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents of Absarokee, Mont.; his children, Mark Cox of Hudson, Amber (Patrick) Mulcahy of Kings Mountain, N.C., Todd (Nancy) Cox of Hudson, Timothy (Theresa) Cox of Orlando, Fla., Theresa (Bill) Reed of Eureka, Tracy (Steven) Molendi of Germantown Hills, Donald Abney Jr. of Washburn, Timothy (Amy) Abney of Metamora and Wendy (Robert) DuBois of Metamora; 27 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his brothers, Larry (Marie) Abney of Bozeman, Mont., and William (Julie) Abney of Helena, Mont.; and his sisters, Judith (Lary) Garrison of Billings, Mont., Janet (David) Blood of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Susan (Martin) Gonsioroski of Baker, Mont.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tina; and an infant grandson.

He was a United States Army veteran, serving his nation in Vietnam.

Services will be at First United Methodist Church Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Robert Phillips will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Metamora.

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Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Peoria or the donor's choice.