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Yvonna Kay (Stonebraker) Abney

September 16, 1951 — June 8, 2023


Yvonna Kay (Stonebraker) Abney, age 71 of Crawfordsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at her home surrounded by her children. She was born on September 16, 1951to the late Hershell W. Stonebraker and Ivis Marie (Taylor) Pickell in Crawfordsville.

Yvonna attended Alamo and Turkey Run schools. She was able to spend 36 years with her long-time companion Dennis. Yvonna enjoyed mushroom and ginseng hunting, crocheting, and working in the garden. She loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Chris (Misty) Abney, Julie Abney, Barb (Dave) Dewey, Gary Balser, Dennis Balser Jr, and Sandy Balser; her mother, Ivis Pickell; grandchildren, Kyle Abney, and Zoe Rich; great-grandchildren, Braxton Abney and Christopher Abney; siblings Joe Stonebraker, Bart Stonebraker, and Penny Stonebraker; and other special family, Candy, Debbie, Rosie, Mike, Jason, Jimmy, Timmy, and Lucas.

She was preceded in death by her father; Hershell; longtime companion, Dennis Balser Sr; grandson, Keaton Sanders; and siblings, Curtis Stonebraker, Brenda Amstutz, Linda Wise, Lola Manzanares, Rhonda Stonebraker, and Garry Stonebraker.

A visitation will be held at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington Street in Crawfordsville on Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 4:00 pm until the time of funeral service at 6:00 pm. The service will be livestreamed and recorded and can be viewed on Yvonna's obituary page. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Yvonna's honor to Trinity Life Ministry, 1101 Whitlock Ave, Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 or Through The Gate, 811 Whitlock Ave, Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933. Share memories and condolences online at

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

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