Howard Abney

August 17, 1928December 28, 2012

Howard Abney went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 28, 2012. He was born on August 17, 1928 to John and Anna (Robinson) Abney in Orlando, KY. Howard was raised and educated in Rockcastle County. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949. Howard retired from Fernald as a supervisor in security. In his early years, he enjoyed boating and skiing in the beautiful Kentucky Lakes and later in life, fishing in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. His greatest love though was his church, where he served as Deacon, treasurer and song leader. Howard was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clelan “Dick” Abney and Ralph Abney; first wife, Shirley (Newberry) Abney and their daughter Terri Lynn; and second wife, Carolyn (Scott) Abney. He leaves behind his wife of over 43 years, Pauline (Franz) Abney; son, Steven Abney; daughter, Lisa (John) Sunderhaus; daughter, Jenny (Marion) Wright; granddaughter, Sarah (Michael) Wysong; great-grandson, Garrett Wysong; daughter, Carol (Ken) Enderle; granddaughter, Tina Rydholm; brothers, Joe Abney and Hubert (Kathleen) Abney; sisters, Geneva Jones and Edna Cate; sister-in-law, Jo Ellen Abney; numerous loving nieces and nephews; special friends, Ed and Betty Gentry; and a good bunch of golfing buddies. The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Pater with UC Oncology and the caregivers at Hospice of Hamilton. A Funeral Service with Masonic Services will be held at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South “D” Street, Hamilton on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 1pm with Pastor Orville Roach officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11am until the time of the service.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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timothy e abney

January 2, 2013

may you rip

January 2, 2013

Uncle Howard i used to sit and watch my dad and wonder why this could be, the thought of losing him would make me sad could not understand what god was doing i just could not see, then last friday as i sat and watched you, pauline and lisa by your bed i understood what god was about to do, but there is a lot that could be said,so uncle howard as i close this little diddy,now i understand a little more about gods plan, because of who you are and what you stood for there is no pitty i will always be one of your biggest fans LOVE YOU UNCLE HOWARD RAY

Esther Harding Gay

January 2, 2013

Our prayers for comfort go up for the family, Knew Howard and respected him a great deal. Always considered family since his brother Hubert is my brother inlaw. God Bless Esther Harding Gay

Norma Abney Shafer

January 2, 2013

Lisa, Steve and Pauline,

I am so sorry for your loss. What I remember about Uncle Howard was the peace and calm he brought to the room. He truly was a man of God and is now with HIM. Praise Jesus!

He is free of pain but will be sorely missed by all.

Love and Hugs to all!

Wish I could be there,

Norma (Abney) Shafer

January 1, 2013

We are so sorry,Glenn and Linda Martin,Berea, Ky....Kathleen's sister.

January 1, 2013

Pauline, sorry for your loss.
I've been married 40 years and I can't imagine losing my wife. What I remember most about uncle Howard was his warm voice and friendly smile.
Gary Franz

Brian Jones

January 1, 2013

Uncle Howard, without you, I am not sure that my grandpa would of ever trully found God. Now you are with him in Heaven. You will be missed UNC.

December 31, 2012

Pauline and Family:
My wife Vicki and I were very saddened to learn of Howard's passing. I remember seeing him occasionally as a child and enjoying his sense of humor and overall happiness with his life. I know my dad and mom will miss him tremendously. He was Dad's best friend and probably closer than family in some respects. You have our condolences and prayers.
Dale and Vicki Gentry

Jonathan Phillips

December 31, 2012

Dear Pauline,

How well I remember the huge mega-watt grin on Howard's face whenever you would sing "Dust on the Bible." He loved you!!! This dear man will be sorely missed.

Barb Smith

December 31, 2012

We were blessed by his presence on earth...
and we'll be blessed when we see him again.
Rest In Peace Uncle Howard..