George Shurran Aborn
George Shurran Aborn
  • October 1, 1929 - January 17, 2017
  • Mount Carmel, Illinois

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George Shurran Aborn, 87, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed from this life to the next on January 17, 2017 at Charlier Hospice in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born October 1, 1929 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Oma Hope (Goldman) and Gilbert Vandeveer Aborn. He married Peggy Churchwell on July 3, 1953 in Carmi, Illinois and she survives.

George was a self-employed welder, and proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Peggy, of Mt. Carmel; three daughters: Carol (Loren) Evans of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, Patti (Bill) Ratcliffe of Bone Gap, Illinois, and Kelly (Mike) Murphy of Grayville, Illinois; one son, Shannon (Tammy) Aborn of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; one son-in-law, Michael L. Young; four sisters: Antoinette Andry of Paoli, Indiana, Jessie Williams of Mt. Carmel, Amanta Williams of Jasper, Indiana, and Roberta Mayes of Athens, Georgia; ten grandchildren: Mike (Amber) Young, Jessica (Mark) Rogers, Aaron (Heather) Kern, Carrie (Mike) Wright, Tara Ratcliffe, Joseph Murphy, Jamie (Ashley) Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Steven Cote, and Robert Cote; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Georgia Lynn Young; one brother, Harlan Aborn; and one sister, Barbara Campbell.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 20 at the funeral home, with an additional visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Cowling.

Memorials may be made to the John and Betty Charlier Hospice Center, located at Deaconess VNA.

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Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.