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Barry Lawton Abrahams

1949 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Barry Lawton Abrahams Obituary
Barry Lawton Abrahams was born on March 25, 1949, at Bethel Deconess Hospital in Newton, to Edward Allen and Adaline Ruth Funk Abrahams. They preceded him in death.

Barry spent most of his adult life in Newton. For a time he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he worked as a landscape designer. Upon returning to Newton, he worked at Tree Top Nursery. He also worked for many years at Ross/Cargill Industries. Later he went to work at Boeing. He retired from Spirit Aerosystems in February 2013. One of Barry's passions was drag racing; he assisted pit crews for several Top Fuel teams.

After retiring, Barry's medical condition escalated. He was in and out of the hospital, and true to his personality he made many new friends while there. After he was gone to be with the Lord, many of the hospital employees came by to pay their respects.

Barry is survived by brother, Allen and wife, Taeil Abrahams; sister, Treva and husband, John Brunner; as well as many nieces and nephews and their children.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with family present to greet friends. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. A reception will follow immediately after funeral service at The Bread Basket, the family would like to invite everyone to join them.
Published in The Kansan from July 31 to Aug. 2, 2014
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