SIKESTON - Leona J. Schearf Abernathy, 51, formerly of Chaffee, died Feb. 18, 2007, after a year of battling cancer.
Born May 12, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Lloyd H. and Onita Stone Schearf of Chaffee, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee and co-owner and general manager of Ryan's Steakhouse in Sikeston.
In addition to her parents, survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Shelly L. and Barry Spear of Benton; her twin sister, Gayla S. Schearf of Sikeston; and two grandchildren, Tierra D. Frederick and Morea L. Spear, both of Benton.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Cliff Day will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Union Park Cemetery in Chaffee.