LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois County, Missouri, Friday, October 13, 1933
MRS. J. A. BOWERS
Mrs. Lasaphene Miller Bowers, wife of James A. Bowers, died at her home at Oak Ridge in Cape County, Missouri, at 9:30 p.m., Friday, October 6, 1933, following an illness of more than twelve weeks. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Miller, and was born near Oak Ridge, October 7, 1870. At the time of her death she was 83 years of age, lacking one day.
Funeral services were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Oak Ridge Baptist Church conducted by F. D. Baughn of Oak Ridge, assisted by Rev. C. E. Warrtn [sic] of Fredericktown. Interment was in the Goshen cemetery.
On January 4, 1870, the deceased was united in marriage to Judge James A. Bowers and they enjoyed an unusually long married life of nearly sixty four years. They were the parents of nine children, two of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband and seven children, William A., and Emery B. Bowers; Mrs. Dora Thompson and Mrs. Mollie Malone of Oak Ridge; Mrs. Cora Reid of Flat River; Ray Bowers of Memphis, Tennessee, and Miss Daisy at home. She also leaves seven grandchildren, twelve great granchildren and two brothers, George Miller of Moccasin Springs and John Miller of Old Appleton.
Mrs. Bowers was reared in the Millersville community and was a descendant of the pioneer family of Miller, which came to Cape County from North Carolina with Major George Frederick Bollinger in 1804.
Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers lived on a farm south of Oak Ridge where they resided in pleasant surroundings. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary January 4, 1920.
Mrs. Bowers united with the Goshen Baptist Church about 60 years ago, later moving her membership to Oak Ridge, where she has since been a faithful member.