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Information for Mary Ella Paris Filkins

9 January, 1889 - 16 December, 1982

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

December, 1982

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mary Filkins

    Services for Mary E. Filkins, 93, of 704 Almond St., Nampa, who died Thursday at a Nampa nursing home, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with rev. Joseph Housh, pastor of the Nampa First United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    She was born on Jan. 9, 1889 near Olathe, Kan., to Henry and Jenny Paris.  She was reared and educated in the Bethel Community near Olathe.
    She married Lewis R. Filkins on Feb. 8, 1913 at the Paris home in Johnson County, Kan.  They farmed in the Bethel Community for five years and later in the Gardner Community.  While in the Gardner Community she was a seamstress and worked in the Gardner Hospital for several years.  They came to Nampa in 1946 where they had since made their home.
    She was a member of the Nampa First United Methodist Church and a member of Circle one of the United Methodist Womaen.
    She is survived by her husband of Nampa; two sons, Henry L. "Hank" Filkins, Nampa, and donald V. Filkins, Arnold, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Bird and Mrs. Maxine McAnelly, both of Olathe, Kan., and Mrs. Marian Low, Nampa; three sisters, Violet Paris and Henrietta Paris, both of Olathe and Amanda Baker, Nampa; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by one brother, one daughter and one grandson.
    The family suggest memorial contributions to the American Hearst Association of Idaho, 3295 Elder Street, Suite 140, Boise, Idaho 83705 or flowers may be sent.

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