Rose LaVerne Abernathy, 107 of Cedar Rapids died Saturday September 7, 2019 at Luke’s Hospital. Services at 10:30 AM on Friday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, There will be a visitation at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday.
Survivors include her daughter Margery Alderman of Cedar Rapids, grandchildren; Richard Alderman II of Cedar Rapids, Ronald Alderman of McKinney, Texas, Jord Tanner of Victoria Island, Canada and Diane Abernathy of Dun Eden, Florida. She is also survived by 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Dallas, a son Gary, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Rose was born on February 28, 1912 in James Port, Missouri the daughter of Charles and Bertha (Primmer) Dixon. She married Dallas Abernathy on October 1, 1932 in Vinton. Dallas passed away in 2004.
Rose was a member of New Disciples of Cedar Rapids and a former member of the Red Hat Club. She enjoyed travel with her husband Dallas, reading and was an excellent cook and homemaker. Rose will forever be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial donations may be given to Camp Courageous or the charity of the donor’s choice.