Truman M. Abram, 83, of Prairie Village, KS passed away peacefully on November 16, 2018. He was born on June 23, 1935 to Truman and Isabelle Abram of Richfield, MN. In 1953, after graduating from high school, he entered the Air Force where he moved to Kansas City to be a radar operator at the Olathe Air Force Station. While attending the last USO dance of the season, he was introduced to the love of his life, Catherine Mohr. They were married on February 23, 1957 at St. Elizabeth Church in Kansas City, MO during an ice storm. As his family grew, he attended the University of Kansas City (now UMKC) and graduated with a BS in Accounting. He earned his CPA while working for Haskins & Sells. He later worked for Interstate Brands, CenCor, and LaPetite Academy.
In retirement, he enjoyed his vacation home at Table Rock Lake and Canadian fly-in fishing trips with his family and friends. He would travel any distance to attend his grandchildren’s events whether they were in Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Carolina or Virginia. He also enjoyed volunteering at Bishop Miege High School and at St Ann Church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Catherine. He leaves behind his seven children—Larry (Lisa), Lisa (Rick) Desko, Karen (Mike) Denning, Linda (Greg) Smart, Paul (Janell), Susan (Mac) Taylor, and Brian (Anna), twenty grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister, Delores (Al) Toney, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.
Visitation will be at St. Ann Church, 7231 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208 on Tuesday, November 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm where the rosary will be said at 5:00.
Funeral will be at the church on Wednesday, November 21 at 10:00 am, followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery, 8321 Quivira Rd, Lenexa. A luncheon will be held at St. Ann Church after the burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Ann Church Endowment Fund. The family wants to thank the caregivers at Kansas City Hospice House for their exceptional care and compassion. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC
You are all in my prayers. I loved him like a brother. He will be always in the days,months and my be years that I have left. God bless you all!
I’m sorry. He was such a special man that was always there if needed. I’ll cherrish the Canadian fishing trips we all took a few times. Many laughs and great times. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Abram family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with
your entire family. You have all gained another guardian angel to watch over your family.
Diane & Bernie Shear
Karen and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He was such a nice man and a joy to be with at our gatherings. May Gods peace be with all of you in the days ahead.
We love Truman. Always a smile and witty word, in spite of all he was encountering. Grateful to have met such a n example of a good to the bone human as Truman. Love to the whole family. Erin and the Sextons.
Dear Catherine and Family,
Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you at this time. Truman was a wonderful man and we remember him fondly. May God’s peace and blessings comfort you.
Patrice (Abram) Spencer
Dear Larry and Family,
Our thoughts, and prayers are with you at this time. Although I did not know your Dad, I can see his greatness, and kindness shining through in your family.
With heartfelt condolences,
Linda, so very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Truman was a delightful person and I’m sure his passing has left a big hole in your heart.
Hope all is well. We intended to stay in touch more closely, but life has a way of interrupting plans. We love you guys and think about you often.
Condolences on the passing of your father. Prayers to you and your family.
Truman was a wonderful person and we were so lucky to have met him and enjoyed his company when he visited Minnesota. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May the wonderful memories you share comfort you now. He was so special to our family and to many others. Not many of us will leave the positive mark on this world that he did. We pray for his soul and for Catherine & family, peace.
God bless Larry. Your dad was an impressive man. I did not know you were oldest of seven. I was oldest of 6. Jim Bess Sr passed November 2014, and was born in 1932, so they both had great runs in life. Still tough on the kids to have to say good-by. Have faith, we will reunite, no doubt. Take care my friend. RHS class of ’76
My Dad is Delmar Alvin Duell, Jr., he passed some time ago, but would have wanted to leave a message for Truman. They were very close growing up, being involved with shenanigans, were in one another’s weddings, and maintained a friendship throughout their lives. I am sure they are raising heck wherever they are now.
My Ohana sends our condolences to you.
Kelly E. Duell