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Memory Eternal! + Sherry Abraham Morrow

Memory eternal! Sherry Abraham Morrow, December 4, 1948 - February 17, 2016

Sherry was born on December 4, 1948 and raised in Woodward, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Shortly after graduation, she married Don Abraham and moved to Wichita, Kansas. They had two daughters, Candace and Ginger. Don and Sherry owned and operated Ali Baba Bakery for 19 years. The bakery specialized in pita bread, but eventually made over 100 different varieties. She worked full time at the bakery with Don until he was diagnosed with cancer in 1994, and they sold their business. Sherry worked on weekends at Abe's Steak House, a restaurant owned by Don's family. Don passed away on February 28, 1995.

In November 2003, Sherry married Mark Morrow. Their blended family consists of two sons, three daughters, two sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, five granddaughters and four grandsons. Mark and Sherry split their time between Wichita and Oklahoma City and were active in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian churches in both communities – St. George Cathedral in Wichita and St. Elijah Church in Oklahoma City. At St. George Cathedral, Sherry served as the Chairman of the annual Lebanese dinner and was the Baklawa Chairman for many years, perfecting the process of making enough baklawa to serve more than 5,500 people!

She was very active in the Antiochian Women of St. George Cathedral and served in several positions including President and Secretary. For decades, Sherry served on the Boards of the Antiochian Women for the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America (DOWAMA) and the North American Board of the Antiochian Women. At the time of her passing, she was the Product Sales Coordinator for the Antiochian Women of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, and Finance Coordinator for the North American Board of the Antiochian Women. She was also a member of the Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. Sherry made many lifelong friends throughout the United States while faithfully serving her church and God.

In addition to Sherry's church activities, she was a member of the Bona Dea Club, a ladies' social club in Wichita, serving as President, Vice President, and Secretary of that group. She also volunteered at Music Theatre of Wichita and was a member of the Music Theatre Guild, previously holding positions as Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Chairman of the Social Committee.

Sherry is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Abraham, and her parents, Thomas and Lucille Naifeh. She is survived by her devoted husband, Mark Morrow; siblings, Jacque (Sam) Kouri and Tom Naifeh; children, Candace (John) Thompson and Ginger (Michael) Ellis, all of Wichita; Marco (Meredith) Morrow and Michelle Morrow, all of Oklahoma City, and Michael (Leah) Morrow of Longmeadow, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Elektra Thompson, Zoey and Brock Ellis of Wichita; Marlee, Mackenna and Mia Morrow of Oklahoma City; and Andrew, Ryan and Jack Morrow of Longmeadow, Massachusetts; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral and Christ the Savior Academy. Condolences may be shared at www.CozineMemorial.com.

Viewing:
Friday, February 19, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Broadway Cozine Mortuary, 1146 S. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67211

Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Chapel of the Holy Unmercenaries, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Cathedral, 7515 East 13th Street North, Wichita, KS 67206

Visitation:
Friday, February 19, 2016 – 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. – The home of Mark and Sherry Morrow
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made St. George Cathedral or Christ the Savior Academy (c/o St. George Cathedral) in Sherry's name.

Trisagion and Funeral Service:
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. –  St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Cathedral 7515 East 13th Street, Wichita, KS 67206

Graveside Interment immediately follows the funeral at the Old Mission Cemetery, 3424 East 21st Street, Wichita, KS 67208.

Condolences may be sent to the family via her brother at tomnaifeh@hotmail.com. Please keep Sherry and her family in your prayers.  She is now with the angels and before the throne of God, where there is neither sickness nor suffering, but life everlasting.

May her memory be eternal!