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Marion Clair Wailes, 1897-1980
Daily Iowegian - 21 June 1980
Marion Clair Wailes, 83, a retired farmer and life-long resident of Appanoose County passed away at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Centerville Friday morning, June 20, 1980.
Born March 23, 1897, in Appanoose County, he was the son of George and Francis Moore Wailes. He was a veteran of the Army of World War I. On Dec. 25, 1921 he married Gladys E. Porter. She survives.
The Wailes farmed in the Plano and Jerome areas until they moved to Centerville in 1962. They lived at 538 North Eighth Street until their health failed and they moved to the Golden Age Manor.
His parents, two sisters, Mary Newell and Nellie E. Lyon; four brothers, Artie, Hemmerly, Fred, and Leven and a nephew Stacy Wailes preceded him in death.
Survivorss beside his wife Gladys include a sister, Mrs. Artie (Myna) Lyon, Yakima, Wash., nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be help Sunday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home in Centerville with Rev. Bill Ballard officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery. A memorial to the Jerome Methodist Church has been established and may be given at the funeral home.