Monday, April 18, 2011

Edna May Shaver Bagwell

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Edna May Bagwell

Edna May, eldest daughter of William H. and Margaret Burandt Shaver, was born in Scandia, Kan., April 14, 1890.  She passed away in California January 13, 1954.

When she was two years old, the family moved to Kansas City for a short while and then back to Belleville where Edna attended school and grew to womanhood.

She was married March 18, 1907, to Charles C. Bagwell and to this union, four children were born.  One boy, Virgil, passed away in infancy.

In 1914, they moved to California and she lived there until her death.

Edna was a wonderful mother, daughter, and sister, always happy and so proud of her family.  Her passing brought the first death in a family of ten brothers and sisters.  Her husband, Charles, passed away in June, 1937, and her father in March, 1938.

In passing, she leaves to mourn her three children, Margaret Leone Dearborn of Emmett, Idaho, Rosamond Arelia Mates and Paul Alden Bagwell of Lone Pine, Cal.; her mother, Mrs. Margaret Shaver of Belleville; three brothers, Earl C. Shaver of Lincoln, Neb., Ernest E. Shaver of Morenci, Ariz., William E. Shaver of Beatrice, Neb.; six sisters, Elda Rhoades of Boulder City, Nev., Ethel Hill of Dallas, Tex., Helen Sweet and Lillian McFarland of Detroit, Mich., Della Walker of Wichita, and Elizabeth Rashleigh of Little River; seven grandchildren, aunts, uncles and many other relatives and friends.

She was loved by all who knew her for her kindness and thoughtfulness and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services and burial were held January 15 in Lone Pine, Ca;.

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