Donald W. McNabney, 80

Donald W. McNabney, 80, North Manchester, formerly of Urbana, died at 5:51 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

He was born Oct. 26, 1936, in Hammond, to Otto & Grace (Frantz) McNabney. He graduated from Chili High School in 1954.

On Aug. 2, 1964, he married Patricia Ann Keaffaber.

Donald served in the U.S. Air Force.   He was a foreman at General Tire, Wabash & Peru, and was previously employed at Cyclone Seeder, Urbana,  and CFS, Wabash and Urbana.  He was a member of Urbana Yoke Parish, Urbana; Circle G Saddle Club, Marion; and North West Buggy & Sleigh Association, the Indiana Landrace Association and American Legion Post No.14, Peru.

He was a hobby farmer and enjoyed bowling and fishing. He had helped with the Laketon Festival and coached Urbana Little League for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia McNabney, North Manchester, IN; son, Brian R. (Mary) McNabney, Laketon; daughters, Donna (Gary) Koerner, Wabash, and Sylvia (Ronald) McConnell, Roann; brother, Daniel (Betty) McNabney, Peru; sisters, Ellen Hisey, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Rebecca (Mike) Kock, North ManchesterN; grandchildren, Leah McNabney, Drew McNabney, Spencer Berry, Sara Fisher, Megan Koerner, Johnathon McConnell and Jacquelynn McConnell; and four great grandchildren. 

Three brothers, John, Kenneth and Theodore McNabney, and one sister, Sarah McNabney, are deceased. 

Visitation is Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, and one hour prior to service. 

Service will be Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the mortuary.  Pastor Randy Myers will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Urbana. 

For those who wish to honor the memory of Donald W. McNabney, memorial contributions may be made to Honeywell Foundation, 275 W. Market Street, Wabash, IN 46992.

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Posted on 2016 Dec 13