Date of Death: 28 Oct
Subject: Sarah Elizabeth (Riggin) Wescott
Source: Andrew County Democrat, 2 Nov 1917
Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of James and Rebecca Riggin was born March 7, 1850, in Andrew County, Missouri, and departed this life October 28, 1917 aged 67 years, 7 months and 28 days. She was united in marriage to James Wescott, May 19, 1872, and to this union was born four children, George H., of Kidder, Mo, Mrs. Maude E. Hosher, Mrs. Lottie J. Duncan and James Thomas Westcott all three of Andrew county. She also leaves four grandchildren besides an aged mother and two sisters. Her husband died May 9, 1912. With the exception of a few years she lived her entire life on the farm just east of Fillmore, Mo. Her life was lived as a true Christian. Her membership was in the First Presbyterian church of Savannah. In her passing the community loses a friend who was the same at all times, and the family a true hearted loving Mother. But in her departure they have the assurance that all is well.
Mrs. Wescott's sickness was of short duration. She was taken with what she thought to be the Grip only about a week ago but it was found to be more serious. She was taken to St. Joseph to a hospital, and it was too late for an operation. Everything was done that loving hands and hearts could do for her.
The funeral service was conducted in the Methodist church at Fillmore by Dr. H. A. Sawyers, assisted by Rev. A. D. Seelig of the Presbyterian church of Savannah, Mo., and Rev. A. H. McKellup of the M. E. church of Fillmore at eleven o'clock Tuesday, October 30, and the remains were laid to rest in the Fillmore cemetery. A short service was held at the home before going to the church. The text used was Amos 4:12, "Prepare to meet thy God."