Obituary of Mary E. Wears

Source: “Obituary [of Mary E. Wears],” unidentified 1919 newspaper clipping from the papers of Carol Lee Mattocks.


Mary E. WEARS, after a long illness, passed away Friday morning at her home in Lowry City, surrounded by her husband, John T. WEARS, and all of her children, except one son, R.J. WEARS, of Arizona, who could not get here in time.

The deceased was born in Washington county, Kentucky, January 16, 1845, and died at her home in this city March 7, 1919, at the age of 74 years, 1 month and 21 days. She has been a resident of this city for over twenty years. In 1862 she joined the Baptist church and had been a member ever since. She was united in marriage to John T. WEARS of Henry county, Missouri, March 26, 1862. To this union were born twelve children of whom nine are now living: Six sons, E.T. of Lewis, Kansas; G.W. of Higgins, Texas; J.G. of Eclar, Texas; R.J. of Arizona, and T.S. and Fred of Lowry City; and three daughters, Mrs. Mattie MARSH and Mrs. Minnie BARBER of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. Uilla BAGLEY of Lowry City.

Though ill for a long time preceding her death Mrs. WEARS bore her suffering without a murmur.  Everything that loving hands could do was done to help relieve her suffering but all in vain, and she quietly passed away.

Rev. W.S. WEIR of Adrian, Mo., an old-time friend of the family preached her funeral Saturday at the Baptist church to a large concourse of her friends and neighbors, and she was tenderly laid away that evening in the Barnett cemetery.

The many friends of the WEARS family will extend their heartfelt sympathy to them in their bereavement.



We thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness shown during the sickness and death of our dear beloved mother.

John T. WEARS and Children.

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