18 November 1926
The remains of Lewis Buirley who passed away in his home in Troy, Ohio, were brought back to this city Sunday and funeral services were conducted from the Oakland M. E. church Monday afternoon, Dr. A. A. Luco officiating. Services at the grave were in charge of the Oakland Lodge No. 545 I. O. O. F.
Mr. Buirley was the son of Elizabeth and William Buirley. His early life was spent near Sidney, Ohio, with his parents.
On October 14, 1884, he was united in the bonds of matrimony to Mary Ann Miller at Portland, Indiana, with whom he lived in blissful happiness and devotion for forty-two years. This union was blessed with the advent of thirteen children, seven of whom a re living, the others have preceded the father to the Great Beyond. Those children still living are Charles Buirley and Mrs. Earl McGregor, Oakland, Ill.; Mrs. Lilbern Zimmerman, of near Troy; Roy Buirley, of Akron, Ohio; Glenn Buirley, of Troy; and Marion and Miss Mamie at home.
The lives of both these parents have been spent in the helpful devotion to their children for whom they have lived. Beside the wife and children mentioned above, there are two sisters, one half brother and sister and fifteen grandchildren who still survive. Other loved ones who have preceded him and await his coming are his parents, one grandchild, one sister and one brother.
In 1912, Mr. Buirley and family moved to Troy, Ohio, after having resided in Illinois for thirty-two years and have since become highly appreciated citizens of that community and the helpfulness of Mr. Buirley will be greatly missed in that capacity.
The subject of this sketch united with the Methodist church at Oakland, Ill., about thirty years ago, from which church he transferred to Troy, Ohio, in 1913, according to the record of this church.
Mr. Buirley was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The manner in which his host of friends have shown their appreciation and devotion to him is evidenced in their numerous and extravagant acts of kindness during his last illness and passing.
Though the hosts march on and the ranks are closed, his loved ones shall not soon recover from the shock of his going and the greatest felicitation is found in the thought that their loss is his eternal gain and that they need but patience and perhaps not for long, until they shall be reunited with him.
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