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Laura Jane Abernathy

Laura Jane (Richards) Abernathy passed away on August 10, 2018, at age 96. Laura was a devoted wife, a loving mother of 7, a volunteer and longtime professional in disability services with an MBA in Hospital Administration from DePaul University. She was an active member of the Church of the Brethren, in Elgin, IL and then in Lacey, WA where they moved when retired. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, her sister and 2 brothers, and sons-in-law Bill (Susan) Jarvis and Richard (Christine) Robinson. She is survived by sons Paul Jr. (Hua), David (Kathy), Philip (Sue), daughters Jill (Dwight) Clifford, Susan Jarvis, Jo (Ernie) Selymes, and Christine (Jim) Benedetti; 31 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A witty, smart, beautiful soul, she will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday 9/30/2018 at 2 p.m. at Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, WA.
Published in The Seattle Times on Sept. 16, 2018
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