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Molly Ann Bridwell

Molly Ann Bridwell, daughter of the late Alfred and Amy (Tipton) Miller, was born on December 22, 1931 in Pine, Missouri, and departed this life on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her residence east of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, following a short illness. She passed away four days after having laparoscopic hernia surgery. She was 80 years, six months and two days of age.

Molly grew up in the Doniphan, Missouri, area. As a teenager, she moved to Rockford, Illinois. There she met Clark Bridwell. They were married on April 8, 1952 in Arkansas. They moved to the Cabool, Missouri, area where they had a couple of farms. Forty years ago they made their home in the Mtn. Grove community. Mr. Bridwell passed away in 2002.

Molly enjoyed doing crafts, quilting, and spending time with her dogs. After her husband died, she started raising poodles, terriers, and Chihuahuas. She liked spending time with them and often said that they kept her going.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Miller.
Molly is survived by one brother, Lee Miller of Rockford, Illinois; four sisters, Janie Deckard and husband Alfred of Alton, Missouri, Rose Parrish and husband Gerald of Rockford, Illinois, Mae Phillips and husband Richard of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and Jean Davis and husband Ray of High Ridge, Missouri; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends who will sadly miss her.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery with family members officiating. Burial was under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.

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