Mary Kimmel Bower 1923 - 2009 McLouth
McLouth — Funeral services for Mary Kimmel Bower, 86, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, McLouth. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa.
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.
Mrs. Bower was an elementary school teacher in the Ozawkie, Valley Falls and Wellman school districts. She also cared for 86 foster children in her home over the years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, McLouth.
She married John W. Kimmel. He died in 1987. She married John D. Bower in 1989. He survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a son, J.R. Kimmel, Kansas City, Kan.; three daughters, Patty Kimmel and Judy Kimmel-Miller, both of Lawrence, and Ruth Edmonds, McLouth; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The family will meet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Quisenberry Funeral Home, 604 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.
The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church’s Elevator Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.