Stanley Eugene Abram was born in Jewell County, KS, on January 25,
1935. He was the fifth, and youngest, child of Albert and Elsie LaRue
Abram. He lived the first ten years of his life on “the Postlethwaite place”
southwest of Jewell and attended school at the Couch school. In 1945,
his family moved north of Jewell and he began attending Jewell public
schools. He graduated from Jewell Rural High School in 1953 and
attended classes at Fort Hays State University until he enlisted in the
United States Army. He was stationed in Germany in 1954-55.
When he returned from the service, he was united in marriage to
Carolyn Wheat on December 16, 1956. The couple lived in Salina for
their first year of marriage, while Stan attended Brown Mackie Business
College. After his graduation, they returned to Jewell where he worked
as assistant manager, and then manager of the Jewell Elevator. Stan
and Carolyn had three daughters. One of Stan’s pet peeves was the
assumption that he was disappointed each time a daughter was born,
rather than a son. In 1974, Stan left the elevator to farm in partnership
with Otis Clark. He continued to farm through 2017.
Stan loved to sing! Barbershop music was his favorite. He sang
in the Beloit Barbershop Chorus, various quartets, and the North Central
Kansas Christian Choir. He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s
ball games. He was a member of the Jewell Christian Church and Trinity
United Methodist church. Family was important to Stan. He enjoyed
many Sunday dinners and holiday celebrations with his sisters and their
Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elsie
Abram, two sisters, Pauline Reiter and Bernice Reames, and three
brothers-in-law/friends, Arnold Reiter, Armon Reames and Gene Butts.
He is survived by his sister, June Butts, Beloit; brother, Willis,
Jacksonville, FL; three daughters, Teri (Clay) Henningsen, Beloit; Tami
(Dave) Erwin, Verdon, NE; and Deb Wilson, Jewell; seven grandchildren,
Todd (Gloria) Henningsen, Edinburg, TX; Casey (Tracy) Konda,
Louisburg, KS; Mitchell (Whitney) Erwin, Kansas City, MO; Amanda
Erwin, Kansas City, KS; Wade Wilson, Jewell; Ashton (Ryan) Cates,
Jewell; Ali (Brett) Ernst, Jewell; Lane Wilson, Jewell; ten greatgrandchildren
plus one expected soon; and two great-greatgrandchildren.
Memorials will go to the Wallace Cemetery Board or Jewell
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