Yarger family obituaries
from Judy Morgan: parmer8769@cox.net
obit "Shenandoah World" newspaper Dec 23, 1898 edition

YARGER-----Died, at his home in this city Sunday, Dec 18, 1898, about noon, Israel Yarger, aged 64 years, 5 months, and 9 days. Deceased was born in Hartleton, Union county, Penn, July 9, 1834. When 14 years of age he with his parents moved to Flat Rock, Ohio, where he learned his trade as a tailor. There he was married to Miss Serepta Marsh March 6, 1853. To this union was born eight children. In 1856 he moved to Knoxville, Iowa, and there in the year 1862 he enlisted in Co E, 50th Ia, Inf, and served till the close of the war. At the time of his death he was a member of Burnside Post, No 56, G.A.R. of this city. In 1882 he moved with his family to Clarinda where they lived four years. The last five years of his life were spent in this city. Mr. Yarger was a loving husband and a kind and indulgent father. His wife and five children are left to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the M.E. church and interment was in Rose Hill.

The family desire to publicly express their thanks for the kindness of neighbors and all friends and especially to the G.A.R. post for tenders of sympathy and assistance.
obit January 31, 1905 edition "Shenandoah World", Shenandoah, Iowa

Death of Mrs. Yarger

Took Place Suddenly in Des Moines Saturday from Heart Trouble - Funeral Here Today.

Mrs. Serepta Yarger died suddenly in Des Moines last Saturday evening shortly before six o'clock, while in the big department store of Younker Bros, where she had gone to do some trading.

Her death was caused by heart trouble, though none of the family knew she was afflicted with that trouble at all. During the day she had been in her usual good health and in the afternoon, Mrs. Needham, who used to live here, had gone down to the Wagner home, where she stayed, and visited with her for some time. Afterwards, she went out and visited with another friend for an hour and a half and then walked down to the store, a distance of several blocks. She had just gotten in the store when she sank down on a chair and asked some one to call a doctor, saying she was sick. She was carried up to the waiting room and all was done for her that was possible, the doctor arriving within a few minutes but she had passed away in a few minutes, shortly before six o'clock.

The remains were brought down here last evening on the K. & W. train, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Wagner, her husband and their children, and taken to the home of her son Ed. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Dudley, assisted by Rev. Bartley. The W.R.C. had charge of the burial services, holding their services in the church, also. Her maiden name was Serepta Marsh and she was born in New York in 1838, making her age at the time of her death past 67 years. She was united in marriage with Israel Yarger in Ohio on March 6, 1853. In 1856 they moved to Sidney, later they went to Clarinda and then to this city in 1893. Mr Yarger's death took place here on December 18, 1898, and since that time she had made her home with Mrs Wagner, first here, then at Burlington, and later at Des Moines. Eight children were born to her, of whom four are now living; Ed of Shenandoah, Mrs. Wagner of Des Moines, Mrs Newton of Sullivan, Wisc, Todd, of Hawthorne. All of them were here to attend the funeral except Mrs Newton.
obit "Shenandoah World" newspaper Friday April 21, 1911 edition

Death on Wednesday of Edward P. Yarger

Had been seriously ill since the holidays

Had been Resident of Iowa His Entire Life of Fifty-one Years - Leaves Three sons and Wife

On Wednesday morning at 6:30 occurred the death of Edward Perry Yarger, who has been seriously ill and slowly declining since the holidays, with liver trouble. The most strenuous efforts were made to break the disease but it was impossible to overcome ___ ____?
Edward Perry Yarger was born at Knoxville, Iowa, Nov 19, 1859 and died at Shenandoah, Iowa April 19, 1911 at the age of 51 years and 5 months. He moved with his parents to Sidney, Iowa, in 1886 where he was married in the same year to Miss Ethel Eskew.
They resided in Clarinda from 1891 until 1893 when they moved to Shenandoah and have made this their home. He leaves a wife and three sons, Fred, Donald, and Harold, one brother Frank "Todd" A. Yarger of Bedford, and two sisters Mrs Frank Newton of Oconomowoc, Wisc, and Mrs W.G. Wagner of Burlington, Iowa. Mr Yarger was an honest, industrious man and a good citizen, who by his genial manner, had made many friends. He followed the occupation of plumber and foreman of municipal contracts held by prominent contractors of the city.

For days, perhaps for weeks, his dear friends have had but little hope that E. P. Yarger could win in a _____? struggle with death. The end came Wednesday morning at 6:30 and Mr Yarger is no more. Burial is in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah.
obit 3/8/1940 edition Shenandoah, Page Co, Iowa newspaper (don't have the name of the paper)

Frank Yarger Rites Thursday

The body of Frank (Todd) Yarger, a resident of this city 44 years ago was laid to rest in the Yarger family lot in Rose Hill cemetery Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held Thursday at Rosedale, Mo, the family home. The body was accompanied here by Mrs Yarger and two daughters and friends from Rosendale.

Mrs W.G. Wagner of Chicago, a sister of Mr Yarger and her children, Glenn Wagner and Mrs LaVerne Eisenhart, Dr. Eisenhart and their three children, Wilmer, Robert, and Joan, all of Burlington came for the service at the grave. Mr Yarger was Burlington agent at Rosendale where he served eighteen years. He had been in ill health for two years. He learned the railroad work in Shenandoah under his brother-in-law, W.G. Wagner more than forty years ago.

obit 21 Dec 1898, Clarinda, Page Co, Iowa newspaper

Israel Weaver, an aged and good old man, died suddenly last Thursday afternoon, at his home in southeast Clarinda. He had been in usual good health that winter. Making the remark, "it seems cold in the room, I feel queer," he almost instantly sank down and expired without a word. The funeral took place Friday afternoon and his remains were interred in the city Cemetery.
obit Nov 17, 1898 edition Clarinda, Iowa newspaper (Sarah Yarger Weaver)

Grandma Weaver, wife of Israel Weaver, of this city, died last Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Jno Smith, south of Hawleyville. The remains were interred here. Mrs Weaver was aged about 70 years and had been for a long time ailing with heart trouble.