Bertha Spargur, 109 *, died Friday, July 19, 1985 at Prairie Good Samaritan Center in Miller.
She was born March 22, 1876 * in Stroughton, Wisconsin.
She received an education in music and taught school for many years. Later she owned
and operated a clothing store in Pierre until 1945. She became a resident of Prairie Center in October, 1968.
She is survived by a son, Jack, Pierre.
She was preceded in death by her husband [George W. b. 1870, d. February 23, 1953]* and a daughter, Jill. [1907-1929]*
Memorial services were held at Prairie Center July 19. Burial was in Pierre.
* The above obituary was from the The Miller Press. No maiden name, nor husband was listed. However, I was able to located Pierre Riverside Cemetery tombstone transcriptions online and am including more SPARGUR family information.
Riverside Cemetery - Pierre
SPARGUR, Jack Donald, b.15 Oct 1906, d.10 Mar 1987, age 80, Vet
SPARGUR, Burtha Alice, b.1878, d.19 Jul 1985, age 107
SPARGUR, George W., b.1870, d.23 Feb 1953, age 82
SPARGUR, Jill, b.1907, d.1929
*Note "Burtha Alice", b. 1878 107 (obit says Bertha 1876 -109) daughter Jill died 1929 at age 22, son Jack died at age 80 in 1987, two years after mother, husband was George W. (he wasn't mentioned in obit). Still no maiden name found.
Bertha (--?--) Spargur
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