Lilbern L. Abner

Lilbern Lynn Abner, 84, of Markle, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Abner attended Rock Creek High School. He served in the United States Army. Lynn was a self-taught musician who spent his entire life playing music and had performed as a bass guitarist with various bands. He worked as a telephone lineman for 30 years for Alltel and had also worked for Audiences Unlimited.

He was born January 22, 1936, in Grape, KY,  to Luther and Nettie Morrow Abner. He married Martha Burnau in 1958 in Huntington, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Janie Abner and Beth (Paul) Dimond, both of Markle; a son, Jamie Abner, of Tocsin; a sister, Bonnie Henrich, of Armona, CA; two grandsons: Shay Abner and Spencer Abner, both of Markle; and a companion, Laura Homan of Angola.

Visitation is now closed to the public due to the corona virus pandemic.

A private family graveside service will be at the Horeb Cemetery.

Memorials are to the Abner Family to help defray the cost of funeral services, in care of Myers Funeral Home, PO Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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