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Westview Cemetery in Kirkville, Richland Twp., Wapello Co. IA
Entering the front gate on the east driving west, there is a reddish stone to the left of the drive.
James P. Forsyth
D 11 March 1905
Aged 58 yrs
Minnie M. Forsyth
B 22 Feb 1867
D 24 Feb 1963 which would make her 96 y 2 d
About 6 rows further west is a tall stone beside the road on the left
Wife of J. Forsyth
On the left side is
On the back or west side it states “the First Link”
Son of J & S Forsyth
About 2 rows west same side a small tall stone
Son of J T & MC Forsyth
Died 20 May 1874
Aged 2y 6m 15d
Near the center of the cemetery on the right side by a cedar tree is several Forsyth stones.
R. G. W. 1850-1926
Bianca C. 1856-1918
NE of this stone is another Forsyth
Benjamin O. 1874-1921
Eva J., his wife 1874-1968
Straight west of R.G. W. Forsyth’s stone are more.
6 Mar 1908 26 Oct 1907
20 Sept 1984 5 June 1947
The next stone west is a Sauer. Could it be her brother or a 1st husband?
John F. Sauer Baby
15 April 1897 Steven M.
17 Feb 1988 12 Sept 1952
Straight west across the driveway are 2 more Forsyth stones.
Were they sisters? Or 1st and 2nd wives?
Bernice M. William J. B.
They were married Nov 30, 1928
Back toward the front gate and NE of Funk, Thompson, Pelham stones is a tall stone w/3 deaths recorded.
John Forsyth b 1788-1853
Elizabeth, his wife b 1790-1873
Emma C. 1860-1862
Near the north side midway is a Cook stone.
Odd both born same yr and died same???
Roy J. Cook Mary J. Cook
28 April 1879 18 Dec 1853
17 Jan 1934 31 Mar 1927
ABERNATHY stone is Westview Cemetery at Kirkville, Richland Twp., Wapello Co. IA
Ted R. Ethel F. Rosalea
1900-1977 1894-1972 1930-1948
16 Mar 1880 31 Dec 1885
27 July 1914 28 Dec 1969
Sarah A. 1859-1937
James M. 1852-1945
Cylinder stone beside the above Paul son of JM & S
B 14 July 1898
D 24 Mar 1907
Toward the southwest corner of the cemetery on the drive curve is a large stone with 3 stones to the east and 4 stones beside it.
Laura L. James M. Clarence R.
1893-1978 1885-1950 1911-1917
W. Franklin Olaf F. Father Mother
1897-1916 son of J H & William S. Ellen M.
Mary Rickert 1855-1924 1858-1928
Jan 7-12, 1918
Anna Bell Funk
Wife of J.D. Funk dau of G & SJ? Not sure of the initial
B 25 Jan 1886
Aged 31y 2m 6d
Wife of Henry Funk
31 May 18 __
1 Feb 1898
D 28 Feb 1893
Aged 67y 10m 3d
Farewell my wife and children all,
From you a father Christ doth call.
His wife is on the left side. Couldn’t read will check the photo.
These next 4 are on the north side midway.
Orval F. Funk
6 Apr 1886-15 Feb 1920
Grace Marie, his wife
2 Aug 1887-15 1920
Thomas T. Funk
30 May 1856
28 Feb 1931
Jennie, his wife
12 Mar 1860
25 Feb 1920 Of these last 4, 3 died within 10 days of each other.
Was there a flu or epidemic at that time?
Provided by Pat Howk
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