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Jerry L. Abbas

Jerry L. Abbas, 56, of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Kanawha, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2001 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jerry Lee Abbas the son of Fred and Maude (Verbrugge) Abbas was born July 6, 1944, in Mason City, Iowa.  He graduated from Kanawha High School in 1963.  Jerry was active in the National Guard at Fr. Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Jerry was united in marriage with Lucia Geary in St. Louis in October of 1966 he lived in St. Louis the rest of his life.  The couple had four children, Rose, Jerry, Jr., Anthony, and Gaylord.  Jerry was united in marriage with Carol Inge in May of 1996 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jerry was employed with the Wonder Bread Company for 30 years, recently being retired.

Jerry was a member of Bethany-Peace U.C.C.  He influenced and touched the lives of many young people through coaching Khoury League baseball and soccer.  Jerry enjoyed playing softball, fishing and watching St. Louis Blues hockey.

Jerry is survived by his wife Carole A. Abbas (Inge); four children: Rose (John) Beckham, Jerry L. Abbas, Jr., Anthony L. Abbas, Gaylord L. Abbas (Gayle could not attend due to commitments to the Air Force); four step-children: John Inge, Amanda (Michael) Hayden and Patrick Inge; grandchildren: Kristina Beckham, Michael Beckham, and Elizabeth Hayden; one sister Audrey (Norman) Mehl; two brothers: Donald (Leona) Abbas, Denny (Jean) Abbas and Lucia Abbas.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Maude Abbas, and sister-in-law Eleanor Abbas.

Visitation

Service

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2001
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Kanawha Christian Reformed Church
129 East Third Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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