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Nellie Rae Carl Bitler Groomer
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1876
Sac City
Sac County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1964
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA

Kansas Historical Society Onaga Herald
Microfilm Roll O129 September 17, 1964

Died at Golden Acres Nursing Home. Her parents, Nathan and Mary Carl, brought their family to the Onaga community in 1884 and Nell attended schools here. She later taught primary grades at various schools, including the Onaga school.

She was married November 4, 1900 to Lloyd S. Bitler who died in 1924. In 1926 she married Garrett E. Groomer and for a time they served as superintendent and matron of the I.O.O.F. Home at Manhattan. They later lived in Grants Pass, Oregon, then returned to Kansas where they lived in Topeka until Mr. Groomer's death in 1958.

Survivors include her daughter Marie Witham of Topeka, son Carl Bitler of Portland, Oregon stepson, Roger Groomer, of Kansas City, Kansas, and her brother, Colonel Carl of Onaga. She also leaves six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Onaga Congregational Church with internment in Onaga Cemetery.

Family links: 
  Nathaniel Streval Carl (1837 - 1927)
  Mary Ann Norton Carl (1845 - 1936)
  Garrett "Ed" Groomer (1864 - 1958)
  Lloyd Smith Bitler (1875 - 1924)*
  Marguerite Marie Bitler Witham (1904 - 1990)*
  Carl Kenneth Bitler (1906 - 1973)*
  Effa Grace Carl Irish (1868 - 1957)*
  Calvin Clifford Carl (1871 - 1964)*
  Nellie Rae Carl Bitler Groomer (1876 - 1964)
  Hattie Carl Wasson (1879 - 1962)*
  Ernest Colonel Carl (1884 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Onaga Cemetery
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 2, Lot 105, Grave 3
Maintained by: GD Wallace
Originally Created by: pacifica
Record added: Jun 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8941007
Nellie Rae <i>Carl</i> Bitler Groomer
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Nellie Rae <i>Carl</i> Bitler Groomer
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Nellie Rae <i>Carl</i> Bitler Groomer
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