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Information for Wilda Kneedler Filkins

4 January, 1916 - 5 August, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

7 August, 1994

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Wilda Filkins

    Graveside services for Mrs. Wilda K. Filkins, 78, of Nampa, who died Friday Aug. 5, 1994, at her home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 9, 1994, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Rev. Tom Larson of the Nampa First United Methodist church will officiate.  Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Wilda Kneedler Filkins was born on Jan. 4, 1916, in Davis County, Iowa, to John W. and Myrtle B. Clark Kneedler.  She moved with her parents to Colorado and then to Gardner, Kansas in 1926 where she attended school and graduated from high school in 1934.  She married Henry Filkins on Sept. 15, 1946, at her parents' home in Gardner.  She came to Nampa in October of that same year where she has since made her home.
    She was a member of Nampa First United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women.  She has been an active member of the Union Pacific Junior Old Timers Club #18 and served as the local club president as well as serving all the offices of the Union Pacific JOT General Committee.  She was a member of the Union Pacific Union Pacific Old Timer's Club #14.
    She is survived by her husband, Henry L. Filkins, Nampa; a brother, Irvin C. Kneedler of Gardner, Kan.; and many living nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Memorials may be made to the Nampa 'first United Methodist Church Building Fund, 404 12th Ave. S., Nampa, ID 83651.

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