Jacqueline Kay (Harmon) Abney(1947 - 2013)

Jacqueline Kay (nee Harmon) Abney

Jacqueline Kay (nee Harmon) Abney, aged 66, finally lost her battle to pancreatic cancer on November 11, 2013. She passed away peacefully at home with adoring family at her side. Jackie was born to the late Marvin and Mary (nee Rairick) Harmon on April 1, 1947, and was a graduate of Copley High School, Class of 1965. In April of '66, Jackie hired into the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. (now ATT), where she worked as an 'Information Operator' and retired in November, 2003. Her having been full of life and energy, then picked up part-time work for the next seven years at U of A's Food Service, which gave her leisure summers to bathe in the sun--her lifelong most favorite thing to do. Jackie was a beautiful lady, inside and out who loved life; she enjoyed camping at Loyal Oak Lake Park and beach vacations--especially those with palm trees in Florida; playing Texas Hold 'em; trips to Las Vegas and area casinos; and weekend garage sale-ing. Upon her death, Jackie requested a special song by Aaron Neville be played at her funeral called, "I Bid You Goodnight." This song was Jackie's way of saying "Farewell" to all her wonderful family and dear friends who will miss her greatly. Her positive attitude, bright smile and contagious laughter will live in our hearts forever.

Jackie is survived by her loving husband, James Abney of Norton; daughter, Michelle Brandt of Barberton; stepdaughters, Tammy Abney (fiancé Dominic Rizzo) and Carie (Adam) Dorsey of Copley; two siblings, Theodore Harmon of Akron and Theresa Brewer (Chuck Maupin) of Copley. She and Jim shared five beautiful grandchildren, Nicholas and Cassidy Patterson, Madison Borelle and her younger siblings Landon and Whitney Dorsey. She leaves behind, but not forgotten, maternal aunts, numerous first and second generation cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as many other loving and caring extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hummel Funeral Home, 3475 Copley Rd., Copley. Funeral service will take place Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Hummel Funeral Home. Donations may be made to either the family for outstanding medical expenses or, Stewart's Caring Place in Fairlawn. Please visit www.hummelcares.com where memories and condolences may be shared.



Funeral Home

Hummel Funeral Home (Akron)
500 East Exchange Street  Akron, OH 44304

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 13, 2013