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Cecile H. Abraham

Jun 02, 2017

Cecile Henrietta Abraham, 94, of Arizona City, Arizona, and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, Fairfield and Van Buren County, died Saturday, May 29, 2017, at her residence.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kimzey Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Deborah J. Stowers, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.

Friends can call one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.

Memorials can be made to to Midwest Old Threshers. Online condolences can be made at www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Abraham was born April 10, 1923, in Bonaparte to George Wilbur and Edith Ethel Earhart Carnahan. She married Howard John Abraham Aug. 28, 1960, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He died Dec. 21, 1994, at their residence in Fairfield.

Mrs. Abraham served two term as the Van Buren County recorder in Keosauqua.

For 15 years, she was the circulation manager of the Mt. Pleasant News. She also was involved in the linotype operation of the newspaper. She later worked as a bookkeeper for Challen Accounting in Mt. Pleasant.

While living in Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Abraham was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She also had been a member and past worthy matron of the former Order of the Eastern Star, Bethlehem Chapter No. 38 of Mt. Pleasant.

Survivors include: one grandson, Thomas Ross of North Liberty; stepson Steven Abraham of Texas; and stepdaughter Linda Davis (James) of Keosauqua.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: her parents; son R. Bruce Ross; and stepson John Abraham.


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