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Joann Abanatha

JoAnn Abanatha age 66 of Cunningham passed away Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 3:09 A.M. at the Baptist Health of Paducah.

She was a native of Paducah and was of the Methodist Faith. She was a  retiree of the Western Baptist Hospital. Surviving is her husband, Ronnie Abanatha of Cunningham .One son, Tony Tynes and wife Melanie of Benton, KY. Two daughters, Lori Johnston and husband Charlie of Paducah, and Patty Penrod and husband Gary of Benton, KY. One brother, Terry Lindsey of Paducah. Eight grandchildren, Gage Tynes, Greer Tynes, Brett O'Guinn, Tara Ramage, Daniel Orr, Emily Easley, Christopher Wilson, and Zachary Wilson. Seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley Wilson Lindsey and Mary Elizabeth Powers Lindsey. One sister, Joy Jane Darnell.

Funeral service will be held Saturday November 14, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Keeling Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Christopher Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Marshall County, KY. Friends may visit with the family Saturday from 11:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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 I am deeply sorry for your loss. May Almighty God Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) be a comfort to you in your time of sorrow. 

CM Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM

 Mr. Abantha, I saw in the paper where JoAnn passed away. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was always such a joy to see around the hospital. We definitely missed her when she retired. Please know that I am thinking of you. You both always had such a positive attitude and were such a fine example of how we all should be. Anita Fleenor-Ford 

Anita Fleenor-Ford Nov 14 2015 12:00 AM

 JoAnn was very good to my mom Mariana who was Ronnie's oldest sister. I always enjoyed seeing her because she always had a smile. What stands out to me is that every year she and Aunt Betty would be at the St.Jude Dream Home the same time as me and we would tell each other that we would be the one to win! I know she is in her Dream Home now! 

Karen Jett Nov 14 2015 12:00 AM

 Mrs. JoAnn will be greatly missed by myself and my family! Thank you, Mrs. JoAnn, for loving and caring for my sister, Larissa and her family. You were always so kind and thoughtful. Thank you for all the peanut butter fudge and the strawberry pretzel salad over the years. You will always have a special place in my heart! Raymel Warfield 

Raymel Warifeld Nov 13 2015 12:00 AM

 My prayers are with the family. I will be unable to attend the funeral as I am at the funeral of my brother in law in Mayfield. V 

Vickie Shelton Nov 13 2015 12:00 AM

 I knew JoAnn from working at Baptist Health. Got to know her and most of the transport team. She was a very sweet woman and always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in gentle peace in the arms of our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Till we meet again. Prayer go out to the family at this time. My deepest sympathies are with you all. 

Joyce Baitinger Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM

 Our lives will be forever changed now without our precious "Jody"! We loved you more than you will ever know and have so many precious memories of shopping trips, family dinners, girl outings, and long talks. Thank you for being Mother's BEST friend and for being such a special part of our family. Emily, or as you called her, "Tooter Britches" will always uphold you as her FAVORITE Aunt!! Rest in Peace Sweet Jody and always know how much we LOVED you and how much you will be missed. I will treasure all my UK gifts from you forever....especially the UK pom pom gloves that you were so excited to find for me. My heart is broken and I know that you knew how much I loved you. Melia 

Melia Wood Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM