Alice “Joan” Abernathy, 90, Marion, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at IU Health Blackford Hospital in Hartford City. She was born in Marion on May 25, 1930, to Charles A. and Berniece (Shuff) Bradford.

In 1945, Joan married Williard Hooton and they had three daughters, Malinda, Melody, and Melissa. She then married Skip Abernathy, and they had a son, Skipper. Joan worked at Foster-Forbes for 30 years, and then she and Skip became owners/operators of Skip & Jo’s in Van Buren. She was a member of Grace Community Church (Marion); Moose Lodge, VFW, AMVETS, and American Legion Auxiliary (all in Marion); and Elks (Hartford City).

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