|Nenon, Nicole Abend|
|Wednesday, July 18 2012 10:59|
Our beloved Nicole Abend Nenon left us on Monday, July 9, 2012, passing away unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep.
Funeral services were held at Louis Memorial Chapel, on Sunday, July 15, 2012, followed by burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Nicole Abend Nenon Charitable Fund, c/o Jewish Community Foundation, 5801 W. 115th Street, #104, Overland Park, KS 66211 or a charity of your choice.
Born in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 15, 1966, the daughter of Sama Hoffman and Melvin Abend, Nickie and her family moved to Kansas City when she was a child. The youngest of three girls, Nickie was vivacious, bright, beautiful and filled with enthusiasm. She graduated high school from Sunset Hill and attended the University of Texas, graduating in 1988. She continued her education at the UT LBJ School of Public Policy, graduating in 1992.
She married the love of her life, Chris Nenon, on March 20, 1994, and was an amazing wife, mother and caregiver to all. Nickie and Chris brought three marvelous children into the world, Jordi, Devon and Cole.
Chris’ career took them to many U.S. cities, most recently to Fort Worth, Texas, and, for the last three years, to Beijing. Wherever they lived, Nickie made it a point to be involved unselfishly and positively in the world around her including the Fort Worth Jewish community and most recently with the Beijing United Hospital Charities and as a member of her lay led Jewish community of Kehillat Beijing where she served on the board of directors.
In her too short life, Nickie made lasting friends everywhere she went. She was devoted to her family, friends and community and enriched the lives of all whom she touched.
Nickie is survived by her parents, Sama Hoffman, Naples, Fla., and Melvin Abend, Kansas City, Mo.; husband, Chris Nenon; daughters, Jordi and Devon Nenon; son, Cole Nenon; mother-in-law, Patricia Wrape Nenon of Memphis; sisters, Janna Pinsky (Steve) of Rockville Centre, N.Y., Denise Abend Chamblee (Gary Tanner) of Newport News, Va.; and Chris’s brothers and sisters, Thomas Nenon (Monika), Patricia Miklos (Coffee), Edward Nenon (Carroll), Judy Girardeau (John), David Nenon (Karen), Philip Nenon (Susan) and Elizabeth Frances Nenon. Nickie’s extended family includes aunt and uncle, Ruthie and Harold Tivol, and other numerous relatives, including nieces, nephews and cousins.
Online condolences may be shared at www.louismemorialchapel.com.
Arr. The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211.