Joel M. Abney

April 10, 1935April 18, 2013

Joel is survived by his loving children; Joella (Robert) Carron, Dee (John) Whitesel, Robert ( Mary) Abney, Mark (Candice) Abney, grandchildren; Cristian Joel Whitney, Matthew Carron, Mark Carron, Taylor Abney, Jordan Abney, Anthony Baca, Frank Baca, Charles Whitesel, John Whitesel, and Mark Abney, Jr., great-grandchildren; Liam Whitney, Shioban Whitney, Haley Baca, Dylan Baca, Titus Whitesel, Asher Whitesel, siblings; Don (Jan) Abney, Harold (Altia) Abney and his best friend; Deanna Abney. He is preceded in death by his parents; Jack Abney and Mildred Tull and his brother; Ronald Rautenbusch. He will be greatly missed.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Joel M. Abney

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April 14, 2014

My deepest condolences to the Abney family. May you find strength in the words of Isaiah 51:12, "I myself am the One that is comforting you."

Rich & Bunny Carron

April 24, 2013

Joel has a special place in our hearts from the moment we meet him 30 some years ago. Always positive about life. Encourgaging works spoken to our children. He will be missed. Love and Prayers to all of his family.
Rich & Bunny Carron and Children.

Rita dean Malleck

April 22, 2013

Joe was very special. Walked me down the aisle when I got married. Loved him dearly. Was willing to be my guardian cause my adoptive parents were old enough to be grandparents. Was a special father figure for me. We lived on the farm and always loved to see our city cousins visit us. Always loved his hugs. Lots of special loving memories. Loved him very much. Rita dean malleck

Barry & Pam Uhle

April 22, 2013

To the entire Abney family, you are all in our prayers. We had the pleasure of meeting your father, father in-law, grandfather, greatgrandfather, uncle and friend only a few short years ago. From the first time I shook his hand and gave him a hug I felt as though I knew him all of my life. He will be missed by his family down south. God Speed Mr. Joel. Love always Pam & Barry.

Elaine Toomey

April 22, 2013

Dear Uncle Joe, you were always such an inspiration to me. I have loved you forever! I had a dream about you this week.. It was nice..wish my kids and grandkids would have had the chance to have known you as we did. You were awesome never judgemental always supportive so kind to us and always made to feel like family. I will never forget you you have n will always be in my heart! Thank you ..

Lorraine Jarrett

April 22, 2013

My sympathies. Joel was a friend and mentor to me. I will miss him dearly.

Debbie Lyons

April 22, 2013

My sympathies. Joel was a wonderful friend and spiritual mentor. He left us with a wonderful legacy.

Debbie T.

Don Cahoy

April 20, 2013

I knew Joel for over 30 years, and he was a good friend, and always supportive, somebody told us years ago to get in somebody's back pocket and stay there. Joel has been in my back pocket for over 30 years. He did a lot of good over the years, and I am sure he had a back pocket full of people over the years.-- Don Cahoy

Dee Whitesel

April 20, 2013

Liam said he already saw you in his dreams Thursday night. Thank you Daddy!