Hillsboro – Genny Abrahams, 76, died March 7, 2019 at Bethesda Home in Goessel. She was born March 25, 1942 in Hillsboro to Jacob and Annie (Loewen) Winter. She married Chuck Abrahams December 2, 1960 in Hillsboro. Survivors include: husband, Chuck Abrahams of Goessel; son, Brad (Rose) Abrahams of Silver Lake, KS; daughter, Marci (Ron) Heidebrecht of Hillsboro; brother, Vernon Winter of McPherson; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life Service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with Pastor Jeremy Matlock Officiating. Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the Church on Saturday. Interment at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery after the service. Memorials to Bethesda Home in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com
Life Sketch Taken From the Funeral Bulletin
Genny A. Abrahams was born to John P. and Annie (Loewen) Winter on March 25, 1942, welcomed by her older brother Vernon and her two adopted siblings, Delford and Adella.
Her family lived on a farm near Lehigh, Kansas. Genny graduated from Lehigh high school and was a proud Eagle cheerleader. She talked about her high kicks, spinning fast so her skirt would fly up, and cheers – one of them being “Bo Bo Squatin’ Dottin’, What Not ‘N Ssssss.”
In 1958, Genny was driving by the Lehigh car wash and spotted a nice 1958 Chevy. The owner of this brand-new car was Charles Abrahams. Anyone that knew Genny, knew that she usually got what she wanted. The rest is history. Chuck and Genny were married December 2, 1960 in the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Chuck and Genny’s 1sthome was a trailer house in Hillsboro.
In 1963, their son Brad was born. 5 years later Brad welcomed his sister Marci to the family.
After living in several different houses, they settled into a home on Lincoln Street where they lived for nearly 45 years.
The majority of Genny’s adult career was in the dental field. Her roles ranged from dental assistant to receptionist. After 34 years, Genny worked at the Hillsboro Et Cetera Shop.
Genny’s #1 passion was her Grandkids – Brady, Derek, Brandi, and Maci. They were most definitely the love of her life. Spoiled isn’t a strong enough word for the consistent, over-flowing love she provided to them. From sleep overs to grandchildren bus trips to Branson, to shopping adventures, they made her world!
Genny loved Pepsi. Mind you, it had to be from a 2-liter, because Pepsi from a can tasted like tin. She was busted many times, as she would get up in the middle of the night to take a swig.
Another obsession she had was her love of shopping! Genny would make trips to Newton, McPherson, and Wichita – sometimes several times a week. Especially if there were sales or coupons ready to expire.
Genny loved to entertain. Her passion for preparing holiday family meals was her specialty. She always made way too much food which resulted in left overs for everyone.
There is no doubt that Genny knew her Lord personally. She loved helping others in any way she possibly could. She showed many, the love of God, through her fun loving spirit. She enjoyed the fellowship with the members of her Church.
Genny passed away peacefully on March 7, 2019 at Bethesda Home in Goessel, surrounded by family. She was 76 years old. Genny is survived by her husband Chuck; her brother, Vernon Winter, and wife Janice; her son, Brad, and wife Rose; daughter Marci Heidebrecht, and husband Ron; and 6 grandchildren: Bret Nichols (Brogan); Kaci Nichols, Brady Abrahams (Audrey), Derek Kelsey, Brandi Abrahams (Caio), Maci Welker (Ryan) and 2 great grandchildren: Lane and Tatum Nichols.