Bowser Mattie L.
Female 1902 - 2000

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  • Birth  31 Jan 1902  Drury, Rock Island, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    _UPD  19 SEP 2009 20:43:55 GMT-5 
    Died  28 Nov 2000  Lutheran Homes, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I6028  Alan Donald Vibber
    Last Modified  08 Dec 2009 
    Father  Bowser John Boney,   b. 1854,   d. 1919 
    Mother  Spitznogel or Spitznagel Minnie,   b. 1859 
    Family ID  F551  Group Sheet
    Family  Gifford,   d. 1984 
     1. Gifford Merle
     2. Gifford Shirley
     3. Gifford Harvey,   d. 1998
    Family ID  F2549  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
      Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
      Date submitted: December 26, 2007
      Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
      Mattie L. GIFFORD, 98, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Lutheran Homes. Services will be Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Herbert Fickel, Gifford Fickel. Leslie Rizzo, DeAnn Dolan, Dikki Andrews, Sherri Mazzetelli and Stephanie Brand. --- Mrs. GIFFORD was born Jan. 31, 1902, in Drury Township, Rock Island County, Ill., the daughter of John B. and Minnie SPITZNOGEL-BOWSER.--- She attended Browns Business College. She was the oldest member of Foster Providence Baptist Church, but in more recent years she attended Letts United Methodist Church. She enjoyed the Letts Friendly Neighbors Club for many years as well as crocheting and taking pictures for activities at the Village at the former Bethesda Care Center.--- Survivors include a son, Merle GIFFORD and his wife, Mary, of Bettendorf; a daughter, Shirley HOAG and her husband, Ralph, of Letts, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Claude GIFFORD and his wife, Helene, of Arlington, Va. and Ledru BRAUCHT of Joy, Ill.; a niece, Betty STEAHR and her husband, Charles, of Wilton and one nephew John Russell VIBBER of Seattle, Wash.--- She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1984; her son, Harvey, in 1998; two brothers, “Rannie” BOWSER and “Boney” BOWSER; and three sisters, Mae VIBBER, Pearl FELDMAN and Della WORKMAN.
  • Sources 
    1. [S120] Obituary (Reliability: 4).