Hazel Marie Abney

October 16, 1921June 8, 2011

Hazel Marie Abney, 89, of Louisville, passed away on the evening of June 8, 2011 at Springhurst Health & Rehab. She was a native of Central City, KY and the former Hazel Cartwright. Hazel was a member of Chapel Park Baptist Church. She loved to cook, garden, crochet and knit. Her grandchildren were the loves of her life. She was such a devoted grandmother and was always very involved in their lives.

Predeceasing Hazel was her loving husband, Richard C. Abney; a son, Marshall D. Abney and granddaughter Amanda L. Abney; her parents, Everett and Hattie Givens Cartwright, and eleven siblings.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, J. Diane Cox (Alan), Richard E. Abney (Ann). and Steven L. Abney (Sharon); grandchildren, Valerie A. and Matthew R. Abney and Brian J. Cox, and sister, Frances L. Carwile.

Her Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, with entombment in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1-8 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. till service time at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be to the charity of your choice.

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  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, June 13, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, June 12, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, June 13, 2011
  • Committal Service Monday, June 13, 2011

Hazel Marie Abney

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Glendora Finley

June 15, 2011

Diane, I am so sorry about the passing of Ms. Hazel. I will truly miss her around the center. I enjoyed her every day. God Bless you and the rest of the family.
Glendora Finley / Springhurst Health and Rehab

June 14, 2011

Ann and Richard,
My sympathy to you and your family. I wish that I had been able to tell you this in person but was unable to attend the visitation. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

One of your FRB buddies, Betty Mueller

June 11, 2011

Diane: We was so sorry to see your mom's
death notice in the paper this morning.
We have a lot of fond memories of her.
Wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Also, when you get time would love to hear from you. 282-9795.

Fondly, David and Gladys Woodson

Mimi and Danny Griffin

June 10, 2011

"Grief is not a problem to be cured. It is simply a statement that you have loved." -Doug Manning- This thought has comforted us over the years. We are so sorry for your loss, Rich, and send our bestest love to you, Dawson, Valerie, Matt, and your greater family! Mimi and Danny

Karen (Goffinet) Brand

June 10, 2011

Ann, so sorry to hear of the death of your mother-in-law.

Wanda Hackemack

June 10, 2011

Diane, Ritchie and Steve, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Hazel, she was so sweet. I remember her and my mom talking on the phone all the time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Wanda Neal Hackemack

Sharon Miles Pittman

June 10, 2011

Diane, Richie, and Steve
We were so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. You know we can't think of her without thinking of the crazy things our families did together. All the weekends at Shawnee Park and the fun on Main St. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope to see you on Monday.

Pam & Steve Hall

June 10, 2011

To the Abney and Cox families,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will alway remember Hazel and her smile. She was always at their T-ball games when the boys were little and continued to support them as they grew up. Hazel was such a friendly nice lady!!