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Wilma Colette Werts1,2,3

Female
b. 2 November 1918, d. 7 October 2008


Father Harvey Roger Werts1 b. 6 December 1895, d. 2 July 1988
Mother Artie Olive Lewis1 b. 22 September 1895, d. 26 January 1983
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Family William Claron "Bill" Strait
Marriage* 1942  Principal=William Claron "Bill" Strait7,3 
Children  1. Susan C. Strait
  2. William Gene Strait

Birth* 2 November 1918  Russell, Lucas Co., IA1,4,3 
Census* 1920  1920 Federal Census, Iowa, Lucas County, Washington Township, ED: 95, Series: T625, Roll: 497, Page: 84A, January 2
Sheet 1A
(enumerated with father, H R Werts)
8, 2, 2, Werts, Wilma, Daughter, , , F, W, 1 2/12, S, , , , , , , Iowa, , Iowa, , Iowa, , Yes, None, , ,5 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Nebraska, Chase County, Enterprise Precinct, ED: 15-5, Series: T626, Roll: 1267, Page: 176A, April 11
Sheet 3A
(enumerated with father, Harvey R Werts)
04, 47, 49, Werts, Wilma C, Daughter, , , , Yes, F, W, 11, S, , Yes, Yes, Iowa, Iowa, Iowa, , 65, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,2 
Census 1940  1940 Federal Census, Iowa, Lucas County, Washington Township, ED: 59-18, Series: T627, Roll: 1178, Page: 61A, April 27
Sheet 61A
(enumerated with father, Harvey R Werts)
01, 30, R, 10, Yes, Werts, Wilma C, Dau, 2, F, W, 21, S, No, H4, 30, Iowa, 65, , R, Lucas, Iowa, Yes, x0v2, Yes, , , , , 1, 50, , Stenographer, Hatchery, PW, 236|vv|1, 45, 580, No,
6 
Married Name 1942  Strait7,3 
Marriage* 1942  Principal=William Claron "Bill" Strait7,3 
Death* 7 October 2008  Prairie Village, Johnson Co., MO4,3 
SSN* 7 October 2008  Given Name: Wilma
Middle Name: C
Surname: Strait
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 2 November 1918
Social Security Number: 479-18-8469
State: Iowa
Last Place of Residence: Kansas city, Jackson, Missouri
Previous Residence Postal Code: 64114
Event Date: 7 October 2008
Age: 90
Citing this Record: "United States Social Security Death Index,"
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMC8-FPD : accessed 20 Aug 20134 
Burial* 10 October 2008  Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton, Van Buren Co., IA3 
News/Obit* 4 November 2008  Wilma Colette Werts Strait was born to Harvey and Artie Werts on Nov. 2, 1918 in Russell, Iowa.

She passed away on Oct. 7, 2008, in Prairie Village, Kan.

Following her graduation from Russell High School in 1937, she graduated from Iowa Success Business School in Ottumwa. During the war she worked at the Ordinance Plant in Burlington, Iowa.Wilma was married to William C. Strait in 1945. Together they owned and operated Strait Hardware in Milton, Iowa for more than 30 years. During this period, she also served as a City Clerk of Milton for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Strait; her son, Gene Strait; and her two brothers, Dale and Roger Werts.

Wilma is survived by her daughter, Susan Strait Hartley and husband, Tom of Kansas City, Mo.; her granddaughter, Meredith Hartley and Meredith's friend, Jeremiah Pyle, both of Boston, Mass. Others surviving are her brothers, Dean Werts of Chariton, Iowa and Burdette Werts and his wife, Lois of Millerton, Iowa. As well as a sisters-in-law, Deloris Werts of Russell, Iowa and Charlotte Werts of North Platte, Neb.; and many Werts and Strait nieces and nephews.

Wilma was an avid reader and was active in the P.E.O. sisterhood, in her churches, and other social service and educational organizations in Milton, Russell, and Kansas City. She will be missed by countless friends in all communities.

Services were held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa with Rev. John Boatman officiating.

Pallbearers were Carl Werts, Brent Werts, Steve Shepherd, Shawn Werts, Ron Powell, and Jeremiah Pyle.

Published in the Ottumwa Daily Courier from 11/4/2008 - 11/5/20083 

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Citations
  1. [S56] Werts - Vinsel - Slater Family History, F. C. Slater.
  2. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  5. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S1286] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , 1940 U.S. Federal Census, https://www.facebook.com/darla.weber.9.
  7. [S369] The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa.


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