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(my Grandmother)

Minnie Alice BOWER was born on the old homestead, five and one-half miles northeast of Haddam, KS Aug 3, 1892 and departed this life at her
home in Haddam, KS, June 3, 1946 at the age of 63 years and 10 months.

She was of pioneer parentage, the Daughter of Louisa C. and Martin L. BOWER who where early settlers of this vicinity coming here in 1872. When a girl she was baptized and united with the Baptist Church at

After receiving her education, she was united in marriage to Guy BROWN (Samuel was his first name, but he went by his middle name), Sep 7, 1889 at Fairbury, NE.

To this union six children were born as follows: Mrs. Modenia HAVERTY, Holdredge, NE, Mrs. Marie GREEN, Champian, NE, Morris L. (Bub) BROWN, Washington, KS, Miss Lorene BROWN of the home, Mrs. Ruth BENNETT (my mother), McMinnville, OR and Mrs. Margery LaGREE, Burrton, KS all of whom survive her.

She was known best in her own home and surrounding neighborhood for her sterling qualities. She always had a glad welcome for relatives and friends and was never too busy to help in sickness or do an act of kindness.

She was a great lover of nature, especially flowers and one request was that Donna and Glenda Rae pick her pansies and place them on her grave.

She is also survived besides her children, her husband, Guy BROWN, five sisters and one brother, Mrs. Mary HACKETT, Denver, CO, Mattie DART,
Washington, KS, Mrs. Florence DAY, Fairbury, NE, Mrs. Gertrude ELLIOTT, Morrowville, Ks, Mrs. Modenia SPRING, Minneapolis, MN, and E.N. BOWER, Wichita, KS.

One sister, Mrs. Bessie THOMAS and one brother, Charles BOWER, preceded her in death.

She also leaves twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild, a host of other relatives and friends who are mourning her loss.

One grandson, Cpl. Lyle GREEN is still in service
stationed at Austieg, Japan. The music was furnished by Mrs. Flora BRICK AND Mrs. Wm. HOWLEY accompanied by Mrs. Edward KULP at the piano.

Six nephews, Harold and Kenneth THOMAS, Clay Center, NE, Orville and Basil ELLIOTT, Morrowville, Charles DAY, Greenleaf and Leslie BOWER,
U.S. Merchant Marine, were pallbearers.

Services were conducted by Rev. V.E. WELLBAUM at the Methodist Church in Haddam, KS, June 6, 1946 and interment was made at the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Relatives from a distance who were here to attend the funeral included, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy HAVERTY, Dale and Dee, Holdredge, NE, Mrs. Minnie KELLEY, Holdredge, NE, Mrs. Clark GREEN, Dickie and Dwayne, Champion, NE, Mr. and Mrs. Harold THOMAS and Kay and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth THOMAS of Clay Center, NE, Mr. and Mrs. June MOORE and Joyce Marlene, Johnson, NE, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. DAY, Fairbury, NE, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DAY, Greenleaf, E.N. BOWER, Phyllis and Leslie, Wichita, Mr. and Mrs. Jack TUMA and daughter of Mahaska.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

Last Updated:  Monday, November 26, 2001 23:26:03

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