Ima Jean Abernathy

January 1, 1930November 5, 2011

Ima Jean Abernathy, 81, of Connersville, died Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Lincoln Centers East. Born January 1, 1930 in Connersville to Denver and Beulah Fowler Powell, she was raised in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Roosevelt High School. On June 8, 1963, Ima Jean was married to Donald Abernathy who died January 2, 1983. She had been employed as a secretary at Stant Manufacturing. Ima Jean was a member of Central Christian Church. Survivors include her son: Ronald Thompson formerly of Union, Ohio; aunts and uncles; her caregiver: Donna Sue Handley of Connersville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law: Mary Kay Smith, uncles and aunts, including Winnie Richardson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 12:00 p.m. at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Richie Ware of the Church of Higher Praise and Worship officiating. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service where memorial contributions may be made to Community Sharing Food Pantry. For more information or to send condolences, visit


  • Visitation Friday, November 11, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 11, 2011

Ima Jean Abernathy

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Betty Gay (York) Fox

November 12, 2011

So sorry to learn of your Mother's death. May it help you to know that those who care are keeping you in our thoughts. Please let us know where you are....

November 8, 2011

Sorry to read about your mother's passing. Larry and I missed you at the class
reunion and they said that they could not find you. I am going to call the funeral home for the arrangements as there are still none on this site. We would really like to make contact with you to see how things are going for you.
Kathy Doyle Sturgeon