Published in the Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, Monday, March 10, 1947
Mrs. Armin Laura GAGNON, 71, died midnight Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William HANCOCK, of near Akron, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Gagnon was born Jan. 4, 1875, the daughter of Lewis and Emily BLAIS in Illinois. She was the widow of Edward GAGNON who preceded her in death in 1927. Surviving besides the daughter are nine sons, Walter GAGNON, Laketon, Arthur, Russell, Wilfred, Lawrence, Orville, Rosewell, Blair and Neil GAGNON, all of near Akron; a sister, Mrs. Ella HERBERT, St. Ann, Ill.; two brothers, Lewis BLAIS, Martinton, Ill., and Alfonzo BLAIS, Beaverville, Ill; twenty-nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Bernard Church in Wabash with the Rev. Leo HOFFMAN officiating. Burial will be in Silver Creek Bethel cemetery near Akron. The body is lying in state at the Moyer and Haupert Funeral Home at Akron.