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Jewell F. Giger

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Jewell F. Giger, 100, of St. Louis, formerly of Sedalia, Slater and Marshall, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Barbara Phifer will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church in Sedalia or the charity of donor's choice.

Born July 28, 1905, in Linn, she was the daughter of the late James Duncan Franklin and Launa Ethelyn Chrisman Franklin. On Dec. 28, 1937, she married Dolphus F. Giger, who preceded her in death Dec. 15, 1999. She returned to St. Louis three years ago, previously living in Sedalia, Slater and Marshall. She received a bachelor of science degree from Central Missouri State Teachers' College in Warrensburg and a master's degree from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1934. She was a retired public school teacher, teaching in Hardeman, Marshall, Maplewood/Richmond Heights public schools and 15 years in Webster Groves. She was a member of the National Education Association. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sedalia.

Survivors include one daughter, Naomi Norman and husband Ira of Franklin, Tenn.; two sons, Frank Giger and wife Norma of Pacific and Mike Giger of St. Louis; four granddaughters, Julie Burr, Susan Giger, Jana Giger and Rebecca Polinkas; one great-granddaughter, Madison Jewell Burr; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Additional information provided per family recompense.