Newspaper Unknown - March 23, 1931

Mrs. Laura Myers of this city passed away at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1937, at the home of her son, Homer, Springfield, at the age of 76 years 8 months and 6 days.

She was born in Spottsville, Kentucky where she continued to make her home a few years after her marriage to David Myers of Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 1, 1870.

The couple left Kentucky and came to Menard county, Illinois, living in various locations, finally moving to this city, where the family have since made their home.

To the union eleven children were born, six of whom survive.

Almost a coincidence occurred in the death of both Mr. And Mrs. Myers, his death occurring in an explosion of the old Number 2 mine on March 23, 1903, 34 years ago when a number of fellow workers came to a tragic end.

Deceased was a member of the Athens Methodist Episcopal church. She was a noble, true character and besides her near relatives, she will be greatly missed by her old friends and neighbors, for it is they who knew Mrs. Myers' kindly, christian qualities and they who can testify to her motherly devotion under all circumstances.

Funeral services were held at the local M. E. Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. W. Harding officiating. Interment was made in Hall cemetery.

Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett


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