Doris M. Abernathy, 88, of Galva, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Kewanee Care Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5th, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. Rev. Ivan Brake will officiate. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Galva Assembly of God Church.
Doris Maxine Jennings was born September 7, 1928 in Macomb, IL, the daughter of Herman and Violet Hulsey Jennings. She graduated from Rushville (IL) High School in 1946 and attended the School of Nursing at Saint Francis Hospital in Macomb in 1949 and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her marriage to Wayne L. Abernathy took place on April 15, 1950 in Quincy, IL.
She worked at the Wasson Nursing Home and Galva Manor room and board, retiring after 28 years. Doris was a member of the Galva Assembly of God Church for 56 years, where she enjoyed going on Sundays. She also loved odd things that no one else liked, and watched television, especially channel Me TV.
Those surviving are her husband, Wayne, two daughters, Katrina "Tina" Abernathy and Tonya L. Abernathy, all of Galva, a daughter-in-law, Sharon Abernathy, LaFayette, two grandson, Bard (Marlo) Abernathy, Galesburg, Kipp (Michelle Offill) Abernathy, Rock Falls, IL, four great grandchildren, Zach, Bryce, Krayten, and Kieryn Abernathy, a sister-in-law, Jenny Jennings, Galva, two nieces, Sharon (Frank) Bainbridge, Galva, and Pam (Leonard) Nicolay, Kewanee. Also surviving are special friends, Ron Hepner, Ruth Hepner, Brandon Macklin, Mike and Karen Rohrig, Drew and Krystal Dirks, all of Galva, and Lenny, Jenny, and Aribella Fryer of Galesburg. Her parents, a son, Timothy, a sister, Shirley, and a brother, Gene, preceded her in death.