Anderson – George F. Abney, 81, Anderson, died March 31, 2004 at St. Johns Health System, Anderson, Indiana after an extended illness.
He was born January 25, 1923 in Madison County, Indiana, and resided in Anderson, Indiana. He lived in the Madison County area all of his life.
He retired from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after 39 years of service.
He received the Purple Heart while serving his country during WWII in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was a member of the Fall Creek Conservation Club, Marine Raiders, National Rifle Association and the UAW Local #662. He was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, gardener and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved being a grandfather and great-grandfather and was a wonderful husband and father to his children.
He is survived by his wife who he married March 10, 1945: Joan (Heath) Abney. Four children: Michael & wife Debbie Abney of Anderson. Vici & husband Terry Schlabach of Wilkinson. Holly & husband Ross Fadely of Wilkinson. Shelley & husband Dan Calvert of Pendleton. Sister: Allamae Cram. Twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Several nieces & nephews. Special friends: Junior & Sue Franklin. Gene & Joan Brumfield.
He was preceded by his parents: George W. & Ruth (Franklin) Abney. Sister: Jane Castor.
Memorial Service will be Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 2:30 PM, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel; 200 W. 53rd Street; Anderson, with Rev. John Day officiating.
Cremation will take place.
Visitation will be from 12:30-2:30 PM on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at funeral home, south chapel.
Military rites will be by the VFW Post #266.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association.