Edith Mae Werts

Female 1893 - 1957


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  • Born  13 Sep 1893  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1 Nov 1957  Corydon, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2239  Virts
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2017 

    Father  Clifton Elmer Werts,   b. 12 Oct 1868, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1943, Bartow, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Clara Mae McCoy,   b. 17 Nov 1869, Lagrange, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1950, Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Mar 1889  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1170  Group Sheet

    Family  Virgil A. Lewis,   b. 9 Apr 1894, Osceola, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1962, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Dec 1919  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Helen Mae Lewis,   b. 5 May 1921, Washington, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1999
     2. Margaret Virginia Lewis,   b. 16 Jan 1924, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 2017, Bradenton, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2017 
    Family ID  F1172  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Edith May Werts Lewis
    Edith May Werts Lewis
    Edith May Werts was born September 13, 1893 in Russell, Iowa to Clifton Elmer and Clara Mae McCoy Werts. She died November 1, 1957 in Corydon, Iowa. She married Virgil A. Lewis on December 17, 1919. He was born on April 9, 1894 in Confidence, Iowa and died July 28, 1962 in Des Moines, Iowa.Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Photo courtesy of Gene Pierce
    Clifton Elmer Werts, Clare Mae McCoy, Ralph Waldo Werts, Charles Leonard Werts, Harvey Roger Werts, Richard Robert Werts, Walter Guy Werts, Edith Mae Werts Lewis
    Clifton Elmer Werts, Clare Mae McCoy, Ralph Waldo Werts, Charles Leonard Werts, Harvey Roger Werts, Richard Robert Werts, Walter Guy Werts, Edith Mae Werts Lewis
    Front row: Clifton Elmer Werts, Clare Mae McCoy Werts. Back row: Ralph
    Waldo Werts, Charles Leonard Werts, Harvey Roger Werts, Richard Robert
    Werts, Walter Guy Werts, and Edith Mae Werts Lewis

    Photo courtesy of Gene Pierce

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Sep. 13, 1893
      Lucas County
      Iowa, USA
      Death: Nov. 1, 1957
      Corydon
      Wayne County
      Iowa, USA

      Wife of Virgil Lewis. Daughter of Clifton Elmer Werts and Clara Mae McCoy.

      OBITUARY

      THE CHARITON HERALD-PATRIOT
      Chariton, Iowa
      Thursday, November 7, 1957

      MRS. VIRGIL LEWIS

      Edith Mae Werts Lewis, daughter of Clifton Elmer and Clara Mae McCoy Werts, was born on Sept. 13, 1893, southwest of Russell, and passed away in Corydon at the Wayne County hospital, Nov. 1, 1957, after a two weeks illness.

      She united with the Methodist church in Russell July 24, 1904. After attending the Russell school, she attended Drake university in Des Moines, and then taught in rural schools several years.

      On Dec. 17, 1919, she was united in marriage to Virgil Lewis of Russell. They were engaged in farming in the Russell community until 1954, when they moved to Chariton where they have since resided.

      To this union four daughters were born, all of whom survive their mother. They are: Helen (Don) Carl of Storm Lake; Margaret (Jerry) Beeman of Marshalltown; Louise (Bernard) Muggleston of Denver, Colo.; and Wanda (Richard) Risbeck of Des Moines. She also leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Virgil, eight grandchildren, Charles and James Carl; Jana Sue Beeman; Shonnie, Deborah, Bradley and Mark Muggleston and Gregory Risbeck.

      There are four surviving brothers, Walter of Bloomfield and Harvey, Richard and Ralph of Russell. One brother, Charles, passed away Dec. 8, 1931, and one sister, Mary, died in infancy.

      Though we know her life's cares are over, she did her earthly duties well. Her first consideration was her home and the loving care of her family. Such a life has been a Christian testimony to all.

      Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Methodist church in Russell with the Rev. George Paterson officiating. The pallbearers, all nephews of the deceased, were Caryle, Dean, Burdette, Jimmie and Burton Werts and Vaughn Lewis. Burial was in the Russell cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1582] Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1937.