Laura Jane Markwell Meriwether [TMSI #9528]
Date unknown (died July 18, 1939)
Died: At the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, Tuesday evening, July 18, 1939, at the age of 62 years and 10 days. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Slater, Missouri, Thursday morning, at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.F. Winton. Burial will be made at Louisiana, Missouri.
The host of friends in Slater and vicinity of Mrs Laura Meriwether, were Tuesday of this week sincerely grieved to receive the news of her death, which occurred that day at the Barnes Hospital, in St. Louis, where she had been taken recently for an operation and treatment. It had been known for some days that she was in an extremely critical condition, and her death was not unexpected, but nevertheless the news came as a shock and cast a pall of gloom over all who knew her.
Mrs Meriwether was justly one of the most popular women of the community. She was one who was every kindly; ever ready and anxious to give aid and comfort to all who needed assistance in anyway, and one who was always active in every movement for good, whether it was merely a neighborly kindness or a church or community service, for no request for assistance was ever entrusted to one more capable or of more kindly and sympathetic understanding, and in her passing, Slater has lost a resident for whom a kindly memory will always remain.
Laura Jane, daughter of Alice Jane and George W. Markwell, was born June 28, 1877, in Louisiana, Missouri and departed from this life at the Barnes Hospital in St Louis MO, July 18, 1939 at the age of 62 years and 20 days. She was united in marriage to Francis Marvin Meriwether, January 25, 1899, and to this union, one son was born, Francis Oliver Meriwether, who preceded her in death, November 14, 1931, and her husband passed away, September 12, 1935. She united with the Methodist Church at an early age and was a devout member of that body.
Mrs Meriwether leaves to mourn her death, one sister Mrs. WC Oliver, of Slater; one brother RA Markwell, of Mexico; four nieces, Lillian, Alice Irene and Laura Grace Oliver of Slater, and Violet Madden of St Louis; one nephew Walter C. Oliver Jr of Slater; and one great niece, Barbara Ann Madden of Mexico, besides other relatives and a host of friends.
Mrs Meriwether came to Slater with her husband immediately after their marriage in 1899, and since that time has been a highly respected citizen of this city. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, in Slater, Thursday morning, July 20, at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. E.T. Raney, of Higginsville, and burial was made at Louisiana, MO.