MONTANA LILLIE BELLE (MERRITT) LAIRD
Died at her home three miles west of Kellerton on January 16, 1898, Mrs. Montana Lillie Belle LAIRD, aged 23 years, 6 months and 17 days.
Miss Montana Lillie Belle MERRITT was born in Washington Territory June 30, 1874. At the age of six years she moved with her parents to Ringgold county and was converted and united with the M.E. church at the age of twelve years, and the remainder of her life has lived a faithful Christian life, and in her last hour gave assurance that she had peace with God.
She was married June 30, 1892, to Edward P. LAIRD. This union was blessed with two children - one boy and one girl. Mrs. LAIRD with her loving and Christ-like spirit won many fast friends who, with her husband, children and many other relatives, mourn their loss.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Geo. N. THOMPSON at the home of the deceased and the remains were interred in the Merritt Cemetery.
Transcription Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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