Virginia Marie Bither
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Houlton, ME. and Juniata, NE. - Virginia M. Bither, 91, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebraska. She was born June 19, 1928, in Houlton, the daughter of John and Etta (Graham) Ramsay.
Virginia grew up in Houlton and attended local schools. Before moving to Nebraska in 2009 to be with her daughter, Virginia had lived her entire life on the same block in Houlton. She married Leo Bither on November 2, 1946 and would share almost fifty one years of marriage together. She worked for many years as a stitcher for a local shoe factory and later for a glove manufacturing company. Virginia enjoyed doing crafts, and gardening in her flower beds. She loved being outdoors and would look for any reason to be out. Virginia and Leo also loved to dance and were members of the Houlton Prominaders. They also were cloggers and participated in many parades in town. She was a feisty but caring lady who loved her family very much.
She is survived by two children: Sheila Faber of Juniata, Nebraska, Peter Bither and his wife Deborah of Bangor, a grandson Wade Chase of Hastings, Nebraska, a granddaughter Tracy Myers of Pelion, SC, six great grandchildren: Paul Chase, Andy Chase, James Foss Jr., Andrea Foss, Bailey Foss, Eryn Foss; a great-great granddaughter Olivia Jones; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Leo Bither; four sisters: Biny, Arlean, Abbie, Jenny; a brother John; and a son-in-law Vaughn Faber.
Friends may call 5-7 PM Friday, January 10, 2020 at Dunn Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted, 1 PM Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Lunn officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to a reception at the First Baptist Church of Houlton on Court Street, immediately following the service. A committal service will take place in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton. In lieu of flowers those who wish to remember Virginia in a special way may make gifts in her memory payable to the Alzheimer's Association in c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park St. Houlton, ME 04730. Arrangements in care of Dunn Funeral Home.
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Published on January 8, 2020


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