Tresa Lyn (Abernathy) Fox, 55 formerly of Kirksville, A Simplified Funeral Solution

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Tresa Lyn (Abernathy) Fox, 55 of Columbia formerly of Kirksville, Mo passed away Tuesday January 30, 2018 at the University of Columbia.

Tresa was born june 6, 1962 the daughter of Harold and Marilyn Abernathy in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

She grew up in Peoria Illinois, she joined the United States Navy and married Martin Fox on June 19, 1983. They relocated to North Carolina before returning to Kirksville in 1987. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Lovegreen Ford in Kirksville along with various jobs at a local green house and restaurants. In 2011 she relocated to Kennett MO and then to Columbia. Tresa was also a homemaker who loved cooking, quilting, crafting and her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Hal and Rich Abernathy and one daughter, Jackelyn Fox.

Tresa is survived by her four children, Jessica Werner (Spouse) of Salem Oregon, Jennifer Fox (Spouse) of Salem Oregon, Martin Fox Jr. (Spouse) of Chapel Tennessee and Marshall Fox(Spouse) of Kirksville, Mo; four grandchildren, Lillian, Charles, Sophie and Avelyn; one sister, Lisa Abernathy of ?; one brother, Robert Abernathy of ? and several nieces and nephews.

Tresa Lyn will be cremated, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the family to cover the unexpected expenses. They can be sent to A Simplified Funeral Solution in Green Castle, Mo.

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