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“Prayers to Annette's family.Karen Larrimore Chalfant ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: KAREN CHALFANT - MOUNT SUMMIT, IN

“Annette and I were good friends when we were young and neighbors. Lots of time spent on the hospital grounds just talking. Very sweet, sweet lady....Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Hamby Sidwell - New Castle, IN

“Sis. Neal always called Debbie and I her girls. She was such a sweet woman with a concern for others. Our prayers are with you Robyn and your family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jenny Frazier (Galarza) - Joliet, IL

“Sorry to hear of sister Annette's passing. She was a godly lady. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Deborah Gona - Middletown, IN

“You will be missed.We had some of our besttalks in our driveways.Also waving at you when I walked my dog.You have a great timein Heaven. I will see...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Phyllis / Duane Daniels - IN

“You will be missed.We had some of our besttalks in our driveways.Also waving at you when I walked my dog.You have a great timein Heaven. I will see...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Phyllis / Duane Daniels - IN

“She had a pure heart ! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Kizer - Bradenton, FL

“She was the supreme example of a Godly woman, the most comforting company, and the very best Aunt a girl could have. She loved us all more than words...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kerry Craft - Muncie, IN - Family

“I am so gonna miss my Aunt Net she always and when I say always every year sent me a Birthday card even after I moved away from Indiana she would...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Marquita Berry - Rock Hill, SC

“We loved Sis Neal. She was always so genuine in her faith. Thru our friendship during the years, we found out we were some kind on relation. But more...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Connie & James McCurry - IN

“Just want to say how much I love this family. Each and every one has their own gift from God.Annetta will join many loved ones and she will be...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lou Neal - New Castle, IN

“She was a, wonderful women. She was always, positive about eve2, when she talked tobyou. I will miss, her much much. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy Harper - Family Friend


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Annetta Carol (Denney) Neal ( Annetta wrote her own obituary several weeks before she passed away ) was born on Aug 17, 1950, in a small block rental house in Monticello, KY, and passed away on Jan 21, 2021, in her home. She was the first child of Arvin Ray Denney and Opal Viola (Reno) Denney and was a member of the Apostolic faith, according to Acts 2:38 & 39. On Jan 17, 1969, she married Reverend Roger Dale Neal and they had one daughter: Robyn Annette (Neal) Smith. Annetta felt, and said, many times, that she had married one of the best men who ever lived and had one of the most wonderful daughters a mother could ever have. She felt a relationship with God to be the most important thing in life. She enjoyed making homemade Valentines for loved ones, collecting Gene Stratton-Porter books, and doing things for her grandchildren. She had an immense gratitude for every veteran and service person and made the effort to thank them, when she could. It was next to impossible for Annetta to pass up a child with a lemonade stand, or any other kind of sales stand, as she wanted to encourage their efforts. She was a Sunday School teacher for children for several years and loved music in the minor keys, when playing organ or piano, or just listening.
Following is a message, from Annetta, to all veterans, who read her obituary: "I would like to take this last opportunity to thank you for your service to our great country. It's because of people like you that we have the freedoms we enjoy today. It doesn't matter what branch of the service you were in, or where or how you served; the fact that you did serve is what is important to all of us. I appreciate every sacrifice you and your families have made in defense of America. Please know you are not forgotten and that what you did helped keep us free. I am certain that I speak for many others, as well as myself, when I say: THANK YOU. Dedicated to all veterans."
She is survived by her daughter, Robyn (William, Jr) Smith of Greenfield; grandchildren Catherine Smith of Morgantown and William Smith, III of Greenfield; brothers Lyle (Sharonda) Denney of Nashville, Dallas (Ruth) Denney of Straughn, and Jeffrey Denney of Monticello, KY. Brothers-in-law, Victor (Tammy) Neal of Hagerstown, Wedge Carter and Jim (Lillian Davis) Neal; sister-in-law Rosemary Disbro of New Castle, and several cousins and beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Rev. Roger Neal and sister, Patricia (Wedge) Carter.
The family will have public visitation with masks required from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Thursday January 28,2021 at Hendryx Mortuary Cumberland Chapel 11636 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions a private family funeral ceremony will be on Friday January 29,2021 at the funeral home at 12:PM.
In lieu of flowers, Annetta requested that donations be made to the Haitian Missions and can be mailed to: Elder Paul Perkins, 78 Francie Boulevard, Monticello, KY 42633 or brought to the funeral home.