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Arminta S. Bower
Jul 09,1925---Dec 24,2017

Arminta S. Bower, of Overland Park, KS died on Sunday, December 24. 2017, at her home.


Arminta was born on July 9, 1925, in Springfield, MO, to Benjamin Burnis Shipman and Nellie Scott Shipman, the oldest of three children, she married her high school sweetheart Robert Bower, July 8, 1947 in Springfield, MO.


Arminta was a woman of long term commitment; she spent 92 years on earth, 67 years of marriage to her spouse (before his death in 2014) and 65 years in Chapter F of PEO Sisterhood. She worked for the Shawnee Mission School District for 16 years as a home economics teacher, where she taught sewing. She was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma for many and a founding member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. During her 63 year membership at St. Michael, she volunteered in many capacities, including the Altar Guild and Daughters of the King.


She was preceded in death by her husband, son Bruce, grandson Matthew Kramer and her brother David. She is survived by daughters Susanna M. Kramer (John) and Cynthia A. Perrine (Joseph); grandchildren Jeffrey Kramer (Heather), Stephen (Katie) and Sarah Kramer, Casey, Kelly, Kenneth and Katie Arminta Parkinson; great-grandchildren Tatiana Parkinson and Jacob Kramer, her brother Paul Shipman (Trula).


Services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, January 6, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church at 6630 Nall Ave., Mission, Kansas, with a reception immediately following in Spencer Hall.


The family suggests memorials to St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. 

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St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
6630 Nall Ave.
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Date of Service:
Jan 06 ,2018
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10:00 am
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Jim Parkinson Dec 30 ,2017

Father of Grandchildren ,Philadelphia ,Pennsylvania

GREAT lady with patience, humor and love that shiwed no bounds. VERY fortunate to have known her and know her influence on my children. Safe travels.

Richard Bower Dec 30 ,2017

Nephew ,Indianapolis ,Indiana

My most sincere condolences. Armenta was a wonderful and loving Aunt. My sorrow in not being able to join in the celebration of her life, with members of my beloved family. Go in Peace.

Karen Shipman White Dec 31 ,2017

Niece ,St Louis ,Missouri

Greg and I were so glad to have shared so much with Aunt Arminta over the years. She has been such a great example of humor, humility, strength and beauty inside and out. We miss and remember her with love.

Sarah Bryan Miller Jan 02 ,2018

Friend ,Ballwin ,Missouri

Arminta was a great lady, my mother's dearest friend of many years, and more like an aunt to me than just a friend. I miss her terribly.

Tandy Draper Jan 03 ,2018

PEO Sister ,Gilbertsville ,Pennsylvania

Sending my thoughts of love and prayers to Arminta's family.

John and Jane Robinson Jan 04 ,2018

Friends ,Skippack ,Pennsylvania

You loved your family and friends and that is what God called you to do. Without effort you lived life to it’s fullest by living and loving simply. You will be missed Arminta.

Nancy Cody Jan 06 ,2018

PEO chapter F ,Leawood ,Kansas

Arminta was dear to me! A lovely lady. She will be missed.