My grandmother, Laura, was a nurse and a fine Christian woman. In her younger days, she would travel with the doctor, making house calls, and often stayed with people who were ill until they recovered. She met my Granddad when she was taking care of his brother and they later married. She was never able to carry a child to term but she adopted my mother,who was her niece,after her sister, Clara, died of typhoid.
I remember Grandma as a quiet, private sort of person but she loved and cared for everyone. Many times when I came to her house, just a block from my house, she would be sitting and reading her bible. She loved children.
by her granddaughter, Pamela Perry Blaine
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. SAM T MEILICKE OF BARING.
Mrs. Sam T Meilicke of Baring died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday night, March 23, 1967, at the Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital where she had been a patient since March 08. She was 85 years old and had been in failing health since December.
Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. Archie Cooper of Kirksville officiating. Burial was in the Linville Cemetery, with nephews as pallbearers.
She is survived by her husband, a daughter Edna, Mrs. Ralph Perry, of Baring, a teacher at the Knox County High School, and two grandchildren, Jerry Perry, who is stationed at the Keesler Air Force base in Mississippi, and Pamela, Mrs. Michael Blaine, of Kirksville. Also surviving are a sister, Hazel, Mrs Fred Croy of Jenks, Okla., and seven brothers, Charlie and Silas Lawson of Sturgeon, Frank Lawson of Baring, George Lawson of Cunningham, Kansas, Willie Lawson of Laverne, Okla., and twins, Roy Lawson of Kansas City, Kansas, and Raymond Lawson of Topeka, Kansas. Several nieces and nephews, including Harold and Glenn Lawson of Baring whom she helped rear also survive.
As Laura E Lawson, Mrs. Meilicke was born Nov 08, 1881, in Putnam County, Missouri, a daughter and one of fourteen children of E.E and Rose A Admire Lawson. She was married Jan 19, 1921 to Mr. Meilicke at St. Genevieve and the had lived west of Greensburg and at Fabius before moving to Baring about 25 years ago. Mrs. Meilicke was a member of the Greensburg Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Clara Barton, and Florence Lawson and three brothers, Casper, Fred and Marion Lawson.
Elbert Ephraim Lawson (1859 - 1933)
Rosa Ann Admire Lawson (1862 - 1940)
Samuel T Meilicke (1891 - 1978)
Created by: Pamela Blaine
Record added: Oct 18, 2008
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