ELSNER, Abby Jean
Age 33, of Dayton, passed away October 25, 2020. She was born in Dayton, OH, on December 24, 1986, to Stephen and Mary (Brinkman) Elsner. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Vincent and Evelyn Brinkman, and Robert
Elsner. Abby is survived by her parents; son, Ryder Lee Zink; daughter, Journee Joelle Zink; sister, Erin and brother-in-law, Michael Reynolds; nephew, Bennett; niece, Natalie Reynolds; grandmother, Dorothy Elsner; friend, Kyle Zink; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was a 2005 graduate of West Carrollton High School. Abby had a kind, loving, sensitive heart and loved her children dearly. She struggled with the disease of addiction for many years. The enemy had a stronghold on her life. She will no longer have to live in torment and is now Home and at peace.
"Someone who is trying to be sober is often trying to work out deeper emotional issues and is attempting to undo years of habitual behavior. When you reduce recovery to just abstinence, it simplifies what is really a much more complex issue."-Sasha Bronner
If you are struggling with addiction, please reach out for help. Abby's life mattered. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Henry Catholic Church will be a private service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Kyle Zink, for the
benefit of Ryder and Journee, or to FOA-Families of Addiction. Arrangements entrusted to Westbrock Funeral Home, Kettering.