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Cecile H. Abraham 1923-2017

ABRAHAM, CARNAHAN, EARHART, DAVIS, ROSS, HUFF

Posted By: Rich Lowe
Date: 7/7/2017 at 10:51:54

Cecile H. Abraham, 94, of Arizona City, AZ, and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, Fairfield and Van Buren County, IA, died May 29, 2017, at her residence in Arizona City.

A memorial funeral service for Mrs. Abraham was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The Reverend Deborah J. Stowers, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant, officiated. Burial was in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.

Mrs. Abraham, the for mer Cecile Henrietta Carnahan, was born April 10, 1923, in Bonaparte, IIA. She was the daughter of George Wilbur and Edith Ethel (Earhart) Carnahan. On August 28, 1960, in Grand Rapids, MI, Cecile was united in marriage to Howard John Abraham. Mr. Abraham died December 21, 1994, at their residence in Fairfield.

Mrs. Abraham served two terms as Van Buren County Recorder in Keosauqua. For 15 years, Cecile was the circulation manager of the Mt. Pleasant News. She was also 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 had also been a member and Past Worthy Matron of the former Order of the Eastern Star, Bethlehem Chapter #38 of Mt. Pleasant.

Survivors include a grandson, Thomas Ross of North Liberty, IA; a stepson, Steven Abraham of Texas, and a stepdaughter and her husband, Linda and James Davis of Keosauqua.

Her parents, husband, a son, R. Bruce Ross, and a stepson, John Abraham, a sister, Elis Huff of Keosauqua, precede Cecile in death.

Source: Van Buren County Register, Keosauqua, IA 8 Jun 2017


 

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