We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at St. Joseph Location
Cory A. Abernathy 40 of Ogden passed away at 8:35 A.M. Saturday November 27, 2021 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice House, Peoria.
Visitation will be held Friday December 3, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Gifford Community Building, Gifford Saturday December 4, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. with services at 4:45 P.M. Thad Sweet will officiate.
Cory was born August 14, 1981 in Champaign. The son of Gary and Sandy (Shotton) Abernathy. He married Stephanie Brockway on July 18, 2009 in Rantoul. She survives.
He is also survived by his children; Sydney and Wesley Abernathy at home. Father Gary (Irene) Abernathy of Colorado Springs, CO. Mother Sandy Abernathy of St. Joseph. Two sisters Carrie (Gabe) Clements of Ogden, His twin sister Lori (Jake) Cross of Armstrong. In-laws Ken (Maureen) Brockway of Rantoul. Several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Paternal grandparents James and Jean Abernathy, Maternal grandparents James and Kathleen Shotton, nephew Payne.
Cory worked at Illinois State University as the Intellectual Property and Export Officer.
He was a 1999 Graduate of Armstrong High School where he played Basketball and Baseball. He received a B.S. from the University of Illinois and his M.B.A. from Eastern Illinois University.
Cory loved watching his daughter's sporting events, and thought Wesley was the best baby.
He was an avid Indiana Jones Movie fan and enjoyed reading Stephen King books. Cory loved to vacation, travel and spend time with friends and family.
The family wishes to thank Cory's friends for all of their support throughout his life.
Memorials may be made to the Cory Abernathy Memorial Fund at the Gifford Bank or to the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home 8630 IL Route 91 Peoria, IL 61615