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Myrtle Ellen Biggs Bower
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1880
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1963
Kansas, USA

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Chanute Tribune - Chanute, KS - May 20, 1963

"Mrs. Myrtle Ellen Bower, 83, died Wednesday morning at the Neosho Memorial Hospital in Chanute, Kansas, where she had been a patient for a week.

She was the daughter of John and Henrietta Biggs, born Jan. 10, 1880 in the Union Valley community southwest of Chanute, Kansas, where she grew to womanhood.

On Nov. 24, 1898, she was married to Fredrick Monroe Bower. They have lived continuously in the Union Valley Community since that time. They moved to their present home 50 years ago.

Mrs. Bower was a member of the Union Valley Baptist church and was active in church and community work until eleven years ago when her health began to fail.

She is survived by her husband of the home, three daughters, Mrs. John (Velma) Thielen, R. 1, Opal of the home, Mrs. Homer (Ruth) Waggoner, R.1., eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one brother, W. S. Biggs, 401 N. Garfield.

An infant daughter preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Baptist Church in Chanute with the Rev. Dale Sneeringer officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, Kansas, under the direction of the Johnson Mortuary.
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 Parents:
  John A Biggs (1827 - 1898)
  Henrietta Paulsel Biggs (1847 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Frederick Monroe Bower (1875 - 1969)
 
 Children:
  Velma Leora Bower Thielen (1899 - 1999)*
  Opal Marie Bower (1903 - 1984)*
  Orpha Bower (1903 - 1903)*
  Ruth Lucille Bower Waggoner (1913 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Adelia Biggs Curtis (1851 - 1935)**
  Sirena A Biggs Terry (1863 - 1920)**
  William Sylvester Biggs (1875 - 1967)*
  Myrtle Ellen Biggs Bower (1880 - 1963)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Chanute
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: TiogaRose
Record added: Oct 05, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6822553
Myrtle Ellen <i>Biggs</i> Bower
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