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Information for Virgil William Pline
12 February 1897 - 12 August 1985
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
12 August 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Virgil Pline

     Graveside memorial services for Virgil W. Pline, 88, Melba, who died Monday. Aug. 12, at a Nampa hospital, will be held 11. a.m. Monday at the Melba Cemetery with Conrad G. Zeyer, bishop of the Melba First Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Rev. J. Harley Adams, of the Melba Friends Church officiating under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mr. Pline was born Feb. 12, 1897, at Lebanon, Mo., a son of Porter L. and Hattie Lou Ellenstein Pline, and was reared and educated there. 
    He moved to Melba in March 1912, then returned to Missouri for a time, returning to Melba in 1918.
    He worked on the first irrigation project south of Melba and was one of the first potato growers in the Melba area.
    He married Ada A. Snyder Sept. 15, 1945. at Mountain Home and they made their home in Caldwell and then Meridian before moving to Melba in 1952.  He retired from farming in 1956.
    He is survived by his wife of Melba; two sons, William W. Pline of Nampa and Harold J. Pline of Melba; two daughters, Anna K. Gosvenor of Caldwell and Carol K. Pline of Nampa; two brothers, Herbert Pline of Nampa and Dwight Pline of Boise: four sisters, Jessie Nickle of Selma, Calif., Artie Workman of Melba, Julia Downing of Boise and June Toothaker of Ontario, Ore.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
    Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise; to the Hospice Service, Mercy Medical Center, Nampa; or flowers may be sent.

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