Virgil B. Waers

Virgil B. Waers was born in Ohio, August 3, 1856 and passed away at his home in Kellerton, IA, October 24, 1924, at the age of 68 years, two months and twenty-one days.  At the age of two years the family moved to Caldwell County, MO., later living for a time in Clay County.  He came to Kellerton with the family when twenty-five years old and was united in marriage to Ida Foltz, August 25, 1881.  Together they made their home on a farm near Kellerton, later returning to Caldwell County to reside for a few years and then coming back to Ringgold County in the year 1889 and have since resided in this community. To this union were born five daughters: Lottie Richardson, who passed away Feb. 12, 1922; Myrtle Thiel and Hattie Johnson of Kinder, MO; Lena Merrill and Inez Gilliland of Kellerton and one son who died in infancy.  He had a stroke of paralysis on the morning of September 4, from which he never rallied, suffering intensely until the end came fifty days later.  All that medical skill, kind hands and loving hearts could do was done for his comfort and to relieve his suffering.  Realizing his condition he arranged his worldly affairs and wished that the end might come.  He united with the Methodist Church in the year 1886 and has ever been faithful to his belief, always jealous and fearless to uphold the right and condemn the wrong.  he was a friend in need, always interested in the welfare of those around him, in the home and community.  He never waited to be asked for a favor but was there offering his services in in any way that he could help.  He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather, a good citizen, and he will be greatly missed in the home and the community.  Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his loss two brothers, James Waers of Garden City, KS; Dick Waers of Lathrop, MO; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Lee of Fort Dodge, IA and Mrs. Mary Foltz who resided with him and six grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends.  He also has a brother, Leander and sister, Mrs. Alice Holmes, deceased.  The town of Kellerton has lost a good citizen, one who always working to make the town better and the confidence of the people

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