The legacy of Wirt’s Jewelers began after Sedric Wirt was wounded during the Korean War. During his rehabilitation, he spent much of his time learning watch and jewelry repair. After learning the skill, Wirt and his wife Phyllis opened their jewelry store. Shortly after opening, because of the recommendations of their customers and other jewelry store owners, Wirt’s Jewelers was approached by the Missouri Pacific Railroad to become the official railroad inspector of railroad approved timepieces.
Wirt’s continued to be the official railroad inspector for the railroad until the program was dissolved in the 80's. Wirt’s Jewelers has built a reputation as a leader in repairs of both watches and jewelry. Not only have customers trusted Wirt’s with all their special pieces, they also trusted Wirt’s to sell them quality jewelry. After Mr. and Mrs. Wirt retired, their daughter Cindy Rouse and granddaughter Kelli Mayfield took over the business. "We are true to our roots today, offering the same service our customers have come to expect all these years."