October 11, 1939 -- July 29, 2017
Catherine Ann Abrams age 77, of Shipshewana, Indiana joined her
heavenly family Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Miller Merry Manor Nursing
Home in LaGrange, Indiana. She was born on October 11, 1939 in Sioux
City, Iowa, to Jeanette R. (Pierson) Cook, and Leland Pierson. Mrs. Abrams
graduated from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa
with the c1ass of 1957. On August 2, 1958 she married Paul Douglas
Abrams. She loved working at the grocery store over the years, reading,
and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death
by her husband Paul Abrams; mother Jeanette (Pierson) Cook; father
Leland Pierson; step father Ervin Cook; and sister Mary Jane Morgan. She
is survived by two daughters: Christine (Douglas) Pagels of Sturgis, MI,
Teresa Abrams of Three Rivers, MI; one son, Steven (Kimberly) Abrams of
White Pigeon, MI; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great
grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Hungerford of Omaha, NE, Carol Vogel
of WA, and a brother James Pierson of Omaha, NE. In accordance with her
wishes cremation has taken place. Private graveside services and burial of
the ashes will take place at Sturgis Memorial Garden in Sturgis, Michigan.
Mr. Larry Wallman will officiate. Memorial contributions would be
appreciated to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P.O.
Box 10086, Toledo, Ohio, 4369 or HeartlandHospiceFund.org.
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