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Ethel Lou Vena Sprouse Abernathy
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1912
Death: Nov. 30, 2005

BAIRD -- Ethel Lou Vena Sprouse Abernathy, age 93, of Baird, Texas died Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at Sears Methodist Nursing Center in Abilene, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the First Baptist Church. Reverend H. B. Terry will officiate assisted by Reverend Truman Johnson. Interment will be in the Ross Cemetery, Directed by Parker Funeral Home. There will be a visitation from 1:00 p.m. Saturday until 2:00 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Abernathy was born on September 22, 1912 in Wall, Texas to Stephen Felix Sprouse and Mary Elizabeth Mays Abernathy. She had lived most of her life in Callahan County. She was a PBX operator at Abilene Regional Medical Center until she retired at the age of 82. She also worked for Bearden Telephone Company and Clyde Telephone Company. She married Clinton Benjamin Abernathy in Baird, Texas on December 25, 1936.

She is survived by: four daughters, Elizabeth Ann Loven of Oplin, Texas, Janis Joy Smith of Verdi, Nevada, Linda Lou Vena Neff of Baird, Texas and Donna Jeanette Winters of Tuscola, Texas; one son, Clinton Leon Abernathy of Tuscola, Texas; one brother, Pete Sprouse of Monahans, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford Street, Abilene, Texas 79605.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff of the Sears Methodist Nursing Center and the Hospice of the Big Country for the care they have provided.


Family links: 
  Stephen Phelix Sprouse (1882 - 1963)
  Mary Elizabeth Mays Sprouse (1889 - 1978)
  Clinton Benjamin Abernathy (1914 - 1994)*
  Ethel Lou Vena Sprouse Abernathy (1912 - 2005)
  Boyd Lynn Sprouse (1917 - 2004)**
  Infant Son Sprouse (1924 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Ross Cemetery
Callahan County
Texas, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Dec 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12577627
Ethel Lou Vena <i>Sprouse</i> Abernathy
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Ethel Lou Vena <i>Sprouse</i> Abernathy
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