Marion A. Withers, eldest child of William F. and Margaret E. Withers, was born
Jan. 23, 1871, at Champaign IL and departed this life October 21, 1954 at the
age of 83 years. When he was twelve years of age he moved with his parents to
Ringgold County IA where he grew to manhood.
On April 15, 1895 he was united in marriage to Narsissa Rush at Mt. Ayr, where
their home was established on a farm. After 3 years of farming they moved to
Des Moines where he served as a railway clerk until his retirement after 30
years of service. To this union were born two daughters, Arla V., and Irene who
died in infancy.
In early life he was converted and joined the Advent Christian Church. When he
moved to Des Moines he joined the Simpson Methodist church where he served as
one of the trustees until his return to Mt. Ayr where he joined the local
church and remained a faithful attendant as long as his health permitted.
He was preceded in death by his two daughters, his parents and two sisters. He
is survived by his wife, three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Funkhouser and Mrs. Edna
Thompson of Mt. Ayr and Mrs. Leona Gallaugher of Billings MT, two brothers,
Charlie A. of Des MOines and Floyd J. of Ottumwa, a host of nieces nephews and
Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mt. Ayr IA.
SOURCE: obituary from paper in family's possession
Submission by Nancy Sackett, October 23, 2015