Pauline E. Abernathy, 85, of Rushville, died at 4:15 AM, Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
She was born on May 9, 1934, in Canton, Illinois, the daughter of Paul and Eula (Cole) Tracey. She married Richard W. Abernathy on July 23, 1952, in Bushnell and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2017.
Surviving are two sons Rick Abernathy and wife Kathy of Littleton and Donald Abernathy and wife Penny of Marquette Heights, six grandchildren including Chris Abernathy and wife Ivadell, Shawn Abernathy and wife Elayna and Katherine Lincoln, three great grandchildren Conner, Logan and Chloe Abernathy and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandson Clinton, an infant sister Alice Tracey and two brothers Edwin and Lawrence.
Pauline was a graduate of Cuba High School. She worked for some restaurants, and provide home healthcare services.
She was a member of the Beardstown Congregation of the Jehovah Witnesses. She enjoyed cooking and quilting.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Littleton Cemetery. Interment will follow. Memorials are suggested to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Beardstown.
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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses
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