Essie Jane Abernathy, 95, of Wood River, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Integrity Healthcare in Wood River.
Born on July 26, 1920, in Hurricane, Mo., she was the daughter of W.D. and Nellie T. (Condor) Brown.
She married Roy A. Abernathy on Oct. 2, 1937, in Kenneth, Mo. He died March 29, 2002.
Surviving are a son, Terry M. (Norma) Abernathy of Rosewood Heights; daughter, Lela (Russell) Solomon of Edwardsville; four grandchildren, Terri Jo Abernathy, Tina R. Osborne, Christopher Solomon and Suzanne Coleson; three great- grandchildren, Clayton and Avary Osborne, and Ashleigh Coleson; and a sister, Idell Dockins of Jackson, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 15 brothers and sisters.
Private family services and burial were conducted at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to the Alton 5A’s.
Marks Mortuary in Wood River was in charge of arrangements.