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Bio and Obituary of Alice Means

Alice "Burta" Cannon was born on January 20th, 1873 in Henry County, Missouri. She married Finis E. Means on the 28th of February, 1894 in Windsor, Missouri. Finis E. was born in March of 1857 in Missouri. They lived in the town of Windsor where Finis was the manager of the Grain House and Alice was a saleswoman in the dry good store. She was later the City Collector in Windsor. Alice died on May 8th, 1958 in Henry County, Missouri and Finis E. died in 1931. They are buried in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Missouri. Alice and Finis were the parents of one son, Wendell Ewing Means. *The Windsor Review. Thursday, May 15th, 1958. Mrs. A. Bertie Means, Former Twp. Collector, Dies At Hospital Here. Funeral services for Mrs. A. Bertie Means, 85, were conducted at the Huston funeral home Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Means passed away at the Windsor Hospital May 8 following a 4 month illness. Rev. Theodore Davis, pastor of the Baptist church, conducted the final rites. Mrs. Walter Chipman and Mrs. Clark Henry accompanied by Mrs. James O. Fetters sang "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "Death is Only a Dream." Pallbearers were Alveus Bradley, Scott Sappington, J. W. Simmons, Allen Titsworth, James B. Wilson and Carl McMillen. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Allie Bertie Means, daughter of the late N. B. and Cynthia Isabelle Conrad Cannon, was born in Windsor January 20, 1873. She lived all her life in and around Windsor and attended the grade and high school here. She was valedictorian of her class in 1889. Two years of her busy life was spent teaching rural schools. At the age of 11 years she united with the Baptist church of which she remained a member until the time of her death. On February 28, 1894 she united in marriage with Finis Ewing Means. To this union, one son, Wendall Ewing was born. He passed away April 14, 1934. She leaves to mourn her passing two grandsons, Robert Ewing Means of Stephenville, Newfoundland and Finis Taylor Means of Letchfield, Illinois; two great-grandsons; one brother, Herbert C. Cannon of here; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jean Means, Jefferson City; a nephew, Herbert B. Cannon, Norfolk, Va., and a niece, Mrs. Elfie Chisman, who made her home with her aunt. Mrs. Means life was a very busy and active one. She was a loving wife and a dear mother. She was a member of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the P.E.O. and the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Means was a strong supporter of the Democratic Party and never lost an opportunity to talk politics. She served her township long and faithfully as a committeewoman on the Henry County Democratic Committee. She also served as township collector for several years prior to retiring about two years ago. There were few Democratic meetings she missed as long as her health permitted.

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