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Obituary: Shirley Neat Abner, 48

Mrs. Neat was a member of a large, respected Adair County family. She is survived by 16 brothers and sisters. She was employed at Murakami in Campbellsville, KY

Shirley Neat Abner, 48, Columbia, KY, died Friday, November 21, 2008, at 1:20am at Suburban Hospital in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service will be Monday, November 24, 2008, at 1:30pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Dick Scholl officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery on Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 5:00pm, Sunday, November 23, 2008, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

She was a daughter of the late Finis Neat and was an employee of Murakami Manufacturing Company in Campbellsville, KY. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Gavin Neat.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two sons: Jason Neat and Johnny Abner, both of Columbia, KY

  • One daughter: Becky Abner, Columbia, KY

  • Her mother: Ruby Dye Neat, Campbellsville, KY

  • Her former husband: Leo Abner, Columbia, KY

  • Seven brothers: Frank Neat, Russell Springs, KY; Edward Neat, Hamilton, OH; Wilbert Neat, Greensburg, KY; and Elby Neat, Fred Neat, Coy Neat, and Randall Neat, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Nine sisters: Alene Long, Liberty, KY; Mary York, Russell Springs, KY; Leona Scholl, Columbia, KY; Waneil Porter, Clearwater, FL; Patsy Stuck, Palm Harbor, FL; Jolene Sullivan, Glendale, KY; Barbara Moore, Campbellsville, KY; Wilma Burton, Glendale, KY; and JoAnn McDaniel, Clearwater, FL

  • Three grandchildren: Hailey, Kaitlin, and Kaylei Neat

  • And several nieces and nephews
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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