Nancy E. Towery

Submitted by Sandra Nichols

Van Buren County Democrat

Mrs. Nancy E. Towery

Mrs. Nancy E. Towery, widow of J.H. Towery, died at her home in Shirley at 7:30 Saturday evening December 13, 1941, following an illness of two weeks of pneumonia. Interment took place at the Eglantine Cemetery Sunday afternoon services being conducted by Elder H. W. Robertson. Mrs. Towery, whose maiden name was Stephens was born at Eglantine ,August 12, 1856. In 1873 she was united in marriage to J.H. Towery, his death occuring February 11, 1925. To their union 12 children were born, five of whom survive as follows: George, J.R., Blake, Bretta, now Mrs. King Bradford, and Bramlet, now Mrs. T. H. Bradford all of Shirley. Thirty-two grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive. Mrs. Towery's parents died in her infancy or when she was a very small child and she was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Dan Riley Bradford, pioneer settlers of the Eglantine community. In 1884 she made a profession of religion and united with the Church of Christ, being a consistent member to the time of her death. As a wife and mother, friend and neighbor she was true and faithful to all duties and responsibilities of life.

Joshua Hollett Towery and Nancy Elizabeth Stephens Towery were my paternal great grandparents.