January, 1889 - 16 December, 1982
From the Idaho
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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
She was preceded in death by one brother, one daughter and
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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