Genevieve R. Abair, of South Bend

July 19, 1920 — Jan. 17, 2018

Genevieve R. Abair, 97, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Wellbrooke of South Bend on what would have been her mother’s 125 birthday.

Geni was born on July 19, 1920, in Niles to the late Asa and Matilda (Fisher) Hamilton. On Oct. 30, 1938, Geni married Calvin Abair and he passed away on Feb. 26, 1973. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Mary Hill, Shirley Sarratore and Lucille Hand.

Genevieve R. Abair

Geni retired from Michigan Bell Telephone in April 1981 and was a member of the Coronado Chapter of Telephone Pioneers of America. She was also a former member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles and a former member of the City of Niles Planning Committee. Geni will always be remembered by her family and friends as a loving and generous spirit who was an inspiration to all that were blessed to know and love her.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no services at this time. Burial will take place in Silverbrook Cemetery at a later date. Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles is assisting the family.

Condolences for the family may be made at halbritterwickens.com.

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