Anna "Corky" Abear of Lake Villa Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, Anna "Corky" Abear, 85, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. She was born on March 21, 1927, in Jefferson City, MO, to the late Robert and Eva (nee Swedberg) French. Corky married Manuel D. Abear on July 20, 1943, in Chicago, IL. Corky was the beloved wife for 68 years to Manuel Abear, who passed away on Aug. 20, 2011; loving mother to Sandra Abear, Danuel (Mariann) Abear and Brandon S. (Donna) Abear; sister to Robert French; grandmother to Tina, Robert, Teri, Brandon M., Samantha, Willy, Sean, Daniel and Lisa; great grandmother to Robin, Joseph, Ashley, Jon, Erik, Finn, Rennie and Simon; and great-great grandmother to Jaden. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Betty Spencer and Marie Ross. A gathering will be on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Warren Funeral Home, 1475 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee, IL. A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. at the funeral home following the gathering. Deacon Larry Spohr from St. Bede Catholic Church in Fox Lake will officiate. A private family inurnment will take place at Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum, Gurnee. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the . Condolences may be made at For information, please call 847-855-2760.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 14, 2012