Myrtle Lummus Giddens


Myrtle Lummus Giddens passed away on Dec. 15, 2015, at Colonial Bell Nursing home in Bellville, Texas at the age of 91 years.

Myrtle was the daughter of Joseph and Myrtle Lummus Sr. She grew up in Katy, Texas. On March 15, 1961, Myrtle married William Archie Giddens Jr. (who we knew as Uncle Bill), in Houston, Texas. They were a very loving and likeable couple. After Uncle Bill passed away, Myrtle moved to Sealy, Texas, to be close to her sisters and other family.

Myrtle had no children of her own, but considered her nieces and nephews her children. She was the organizer of family gatherings and an avid hostess. She loved to cook and was very good at it. Myrtle was also a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. She collected many antique dishes and loved Lennox. Her bible studies and strong faith touched many of her friends and family.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, Joe Lummus and Bobby Lummus, and two sister’s Gloria Magill and Dorothy Ford. Also, her nephews Aaron Magill and Andy Kiesewetter, brother in laws Aaron Magill, Oscar Ford, Ervin Kiesewetter and Harold (Kuch) Kuchara. Sister-in-law Dorothy Lummus. Myrtle is survived by sisters Zoe Ann Kiesewetter, Jo Nell Cooper and Louise Kuchara and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. at Sealy Cemetery in Sealy with pastor Amy Haralson presiding. Memorials may be made to Bellville UMC or a charity of your choice. Knesek Funeral Chapels, Bellville, in charge of services.


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