Marguerite Abraham, 92, of Shumway, and formerly of Willow Hill, IL passed away at 1:55 am on January 8, 2013 at her residence.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday January 10th 2013 at the Bethany Congregational Christian Church rural Willow Hill. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to service time at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery. Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup is assisting the family with services.
Marguerite was born on November 3rd 1920 to Claude & Mabel (Barkley) Byrd. At the age of 20 she married her friend and neighbor Quentin Wilson Abraham on October 26, 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving is a daughter Sue (Harold) Heth of Shumway; a son Randy (Julie) Abraham of San Francisco, CA,; Daughter in law Kathleen Abraham of Dayton OH; Grandchildren Pam (Steve) Hambleton, Tami LeValley, Andrew (Jody) Tully, Katie Cates, Nicole (Brett) Nuermberger, Jon (Krystle) Greider, Joey Heth, Kiley Heth, Emily Abraham, Mark Heth and James Abraham; 8 Great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Quentin Duane Abraham in 2006, a sister Mildred Lucas a Brother Ron Byrd, grandchildren Sonja Greider, Phillip Greider and Michael Abraham and one great-grandchild.
Quentin and Marguerite settled near Willow Hill, IL where they were active members of the Bethany Christian Church. Marguerite was a licensed beautician who also enjoyed gardening, travel and crafts. After Quentin passed away, Marguerite spent winters in Arizona with her son Randy and later with her elementary school classmate from many years before, Aleta Higgins.
As her health became guarded Marguerite lived near Effingham for 12 years with her daughter and family. The family appreciates the loving care that Sue’s husband Harold provided for her. Memorials can be made to the Mound Cemetery fund or to the Bethany Congregational Christian Church. On line condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com