Obituaries

Mary Kimmel Bower 1923 - 2009 McLouth

Mary Kimmel Bower
1923-2009
Services for Mary Kimmel Bower, 86, McLouth, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at First Baptist Church in McLouth.
Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.
Mrs. Bower died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 9, 1923, the daughter of Allen and Inze Mary Worwsick Lacy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, McLouth. Mrs. Bower was an elementary school teacher for Ozawkie, Valley Falls and Wellman school districts. She also cared for 86 foster children in her home through the years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Kimmel, in 1987. She was united in marriage to John D. Bower in 1989.
Survivors include her husband, John D. Bower, of the home; one son, J.R. Kimmel, Kansas City, Kan.; three daughters, Patty Kimmel and Judy Kimmel-Miller, both of Lawrence, and Ruth Edmonds, McLouth; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church Elevator Fund, care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.