McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Jean Ellen Abraham

May 18, 1945July 23, 2020

Jean Ellen Abraham Jean "Ellie" (Pace) Abraham, 75 of Kansas City, MO passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 peacefully in her home surrounded by her family. The visitation will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm at the Firefighters Union Hall, 6320 Manchester Ave. Kansas City, MO. Graveside funeral service will be 1pm Friday, July 31, 2020 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Jean was born May 18, 1945 to Micajah D. and Nina Hazel (Burnett) Pace. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1963. Continuing her education she graduated from M.U. with her teaching degree and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Education. She taught in the Center School District for 47 years. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, attending KC Chiefs games and her biggest joy was her three grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, retired KCFD Battalion Chief, James Abraham and her parents, M.D. and Nina Pace. She is survived by her sons, James Ryan Abraham and Justin Abraham (Laney); sister, Deanna Jacobs; brother, Jim Pace; grandchildren, Jack, Maryn and Vivienne Abraham.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, www.curesarcoma.org/donate.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Graveside Committal Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020


Jean Ellen Abraham

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Donna Smith

July 28, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. Jean was one of the most lively, joyful, human beings I have ever known. She was an incredible teacher, and well-loved by students and staff. I was lucky enough to teach Art to her 3rd or 4th graders for several years at Indian Creek Elementary in the Center School District. You could count on Jean to have a funny story or a quick laugh to share, both while teaching, and also at the Retired Teacher Breakfasts. We teachers are thankful we knew her, we will miss her, and will think of her family at this sad time. Donna (Heath) Smith


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