Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bowers in:
 • Burks Chapel Cemetery
 • Decatur County
 • Indiana
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Virgil A. Bower
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Dec. 27, 1890
Death: Nov., 1975
Greensburg
Decatur County
Indiana, USA

Virgil A. Bower, 84, a native of Westport and longtime resident of Greensburg, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday in Hospitality Nursing Center here. In failing health the past six months, he had been seriously ill a month.

He was born December 27, 1890, the son of Benjamin and Sarah Jane Gillibrand Bower. Most of his life was spent in Greensburg, where he worked at the former Cyclone Fence Company plant until retirement in 1957. He lived in California from 1961 through 1967.

Mr. Bower was an active member of the First Baptist Church here, singing in the choir and assisting with administrative durites several years. He also belonged to the Knights of Pythias, Red Men's and Masonic lodges here.

He was married at Greensburg June 10, 1913 to Myrtle Moulton, who died March 2, 1967.

Surviving are four sons, William C. Bower, Greensburg, John M. Bower, Indianapolis, and Clifford B. and James W. Bower, Long Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Rebecca) Lee Gig Harbor, Wash., and Mrs. Mickey (Velma) Mangano, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Robbins, Greensburg; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by several brothers, John, William, David, Frank, Louis, Grover and George Bower, and two sisters, Mrs. Flora Hul and Mrs. Della Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles C. Baxter, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Burke's Chapel Cemetery south of Greensburg. Visitation began at 4 p.m. Monday. The Masonic Lodge will hold a ritualistic service at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

--Greensburg Daily News, November 1975--
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Benjamin F. Bower (1832 - 1912)
  Sarah Jane Gillibrand Bower (1850 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Myrtle M. Moulton Bower (1892 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Rebecca Bower Lee (1922 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  John T. Bower (1869 - 1954)*
  David F. Bower (1871 - 1959)*
  George W. Bower (1878 - 1879)*
  Frank Milton Bower (1880 - 1953)*
  Lewis A. Bower (1882 - 1957)*
  Grover Bower (1885 - 1966)*
  Bertha M. Bower Robbins (1887 - 1983)*
  Virgil A. Bower (1890 - 1975)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Burks Chapel Cemetery
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Mike Porter
Record added: Jun 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53131679
Virgil A. Bower
Added by: Mike Porter
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service