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Milicent Allvirah Wirt Newton

Milicent Allvirah Wirt, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Wirt, was born September 5, 1852, in Knox County, Ohio and passed away quietly away May 3, 1924, at her home in Mount Ayr.  When very small she came with her parents to Ringgold County, where she has made her home ever since.  She was united in marriage to James P. Newton September 28, 1871. To this union were born eight children, all of whom survive her. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband of Mount Ayr, three daughters: Mrs. Charles Robinson, Mrs. Howard Denhart and Mrs. Arthur Baker, all of Mount Ayr; five sons: Joseph, Burr and Earl Newton of Ringgold County; Lynn Newton, of Kent, IA and  William Newton of Hay Springs, NE.  She also leaves two sisters, Louisa McGill, of Stockton, CA, Mrs. Angie Cole, of Diagonal, IA and two half-brothers, Jerome Black of San Antonio, TX, and Noah Black, of Geneseo, IL, besides eighteen grandchildren and a host of friends.  She joined the Church of Christ in early womanhood and lived faithful to her Master until death.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Church of Christ, conducted by Rev. Edgar Price of Bedford, formerly pastor of the local church. The church was filled to capacity by friends who came to pay the last tribute of respect and floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.

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