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Helen Fredericka Fetzer Abney
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1915
Pleasant Plains
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 2008
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Helen was the daughter of Edward J.F. and Louise (Hagen) Fetzer. She married Arthur Eugene Abney in 1945 and they were the parents of three sons: Thomas Eugene, William Wayne and Robert Hamilton.

The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL
July 4, 2008

SPRINGFIELD - Helen Fredericka Fetzer Abney, 93, of Springfield died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at St. Joseph's Home.

She was born March 31, 1915, near Pleasant Plains, the daughter of Edward J.F. and Louise (Hagen) Fetzer.

Mrs. Abney is survived by her husband, Arthur "Gene"; two sons, William Wayne (Leslie) Abney of Makanda and Robert Hamilton (Demetra) Abney of Woodstock; three grandsons, Jonathan, Benjamin and Drew Abney; a brother, Edward J.F. (Connie) Fetzer Jr. of Bloomington; niece, Joan Taylor Sanders of Springfield; nephew, E. Ronald (Marcia) Fetzer of Bloomington; and niece, Carole Fetzer (Charles) Bolatto of Marseilles.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Elouise (Joseph) Taylor.

She graduated from Springfield High School in 1937 and then graduated from Illinois State Normal University in Normal. She attended two summers at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.

She had been a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and music supervisor of Sangamon County schools. With the approval of the board of supervisors and the superintendent in Springfield, she carried forward a program of teaching music over the radio.

After she lost her first husband when his ship was torpedoed by a Nazi submarine, she joined the American Red Cross. As World War II was beginning to wind down, she married Arthur "Gene" Abney, a U.S. Navy pilot, in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Nov. 9, 1945.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Staab Funeral Home, 1109 S. Fifth St., Springfield, IL 62703 is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, 2477 W. Washington St., Springfield IL 62702; or to the American Red Cross, Illinois Capital Area Chapter, 1045 Outer Park Drive #1, Springfield IL 62704.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL July 5, 2008

SPRINGFIELD - Visitation for Helen Fredericka Fetzer Abney will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, 2477 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702; or to the American Red Cross, Illinois Capital Area Chapter, 1045 Outer Park Drive #1, Springfield, IL 62704.

Staab Funeral Home, 1109 S. Fifth St., Springfield, IL 62703, is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward J.F. Fetzer (1881 - 1963)
  Louise Johanna Hagen Fetzer (1889 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Arthur Eugene Abney (1918 - 2008)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Edward Abney (1947 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elouise F. Fetzer Taylor (1912 - 2005)*
  Helen Fredericka Fetzer Abney (1915 - 2008)
  Edward John Fredrick Fetzer (1921 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Sharon
Originally Created by: Greg Kimberley
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
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Helen Fredericka <i>Fetzer</i> Abney
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Helen Fredericka <i>Fetzer</i> Abney
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- CLB
 Added: May. 20, 2013

- Sharon
 Added: Dec. 1, 2011
Rest in peace.
- J. Bean
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011
 
 
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