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Waverly Journal, March 1918

Jessie Catherine Mayes Werner was born August 11, 1899 and died at her home north of Lowder Friday, March 22, 1918, aged 18 years, 7 months and 11 days.

She leaves to mourn their loss her husband and infant son; her parents; five brothers, James Frederick of Beardstown; Albert Sherman of Lowder; Jedd Elmer, William Edward and Johnnie Thurston, all at home; two sisters, Lennie May Large and Emaline Peterson, both of Lowder, together with a host of realtives and friends.

At the age of fifteen years she was united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Lowder, of which she lived a faithful and consistent member until death.

Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday, March 23, in charge of Rev. D. C. Byus. Interment was in Turner Cemetery

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