|CARL-BITLER-GROOMER, NELLIE (30 Sep 1876 - 11 Sep
|Unknown Newspaper, Onaga, KS, Sept 17, 1964
GROOMER, NELL BITLER (9-17-1964). Funeral services for Mrs. Nell
Bitler Groomer, 87, were held at 2:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the
Congregational Church in Onaga. Interment was in Onaga Cemetery. Mrs.
Groomer passed away September 11 at Golden Acres Nursing Home. She was
born September 30, 1876 in Sac City, Iowa to Nathan and Mary Carl and
came to the Onaga community with her parents in 1884. She attended
schools in the Onaga community and later taught school in various
places, including the Onaga school, where she was a teacher in the
primary grades. She was married November 4, 1900 to Lloyd S. Bitler
who died in 1924. In 1926 she married Garrett E. Groomer and for a
time they served as superintendent and matron of the I.O.O.F. Home at
Manhattan. They later lived in Grants Pass, Oregon, then returned to
Kansas where they lived in Topeka until Mr. Groomer’s death in 1958.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Marie Witham of Topeka; one son,
Carl Bitler of Portland, Oregon, a stepson, Roger Groomer, of Kansas
City, Kansas, a brother, E. C. Carl of Onaga, six grandchildren and
|CLARK-BITLER, MARTHA E "Mattie" (Abt 1846 -4 Dec
|La Plata Home Press, La Plata, MO, December 6,
MATTIE BITLER // Mrs. Mattie Bitler, aged about seventy years, passed
away at the home of her niece, Mrs. W. E. Williams, in this city about
11:30 Tuesday evening after a few months illness. Funeral services
were held at the residence this afternoon at 2 P.M., conducted by Rev.
J. L. Bilby. Interment will probably not be made until tomorrow as
they are awaiting the arrival of a sister residing in Oklahoma. Mrs.
Bitler has made her home with Mrs. Williams since the death of her
husband, I. J. Bitler, which occurred September 26, 1914.
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