Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Orr who lived on Carroll St. in Bevier, Mo.
Obituary as pubished in The Bevier Appeal (Bevier, Mo.) , 17 Apr 1903:
Funeral of Miss Leila G. Orr
The funeral of Miss Leila G. Orr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Orr, who died Tuesday, April 7, 1903, at 11 a. m., aged 21 years, 2 months and 2 days, took place from the family residence on Carroll street, last. Friday afternoon.
Notwithstanding the rainy weather that prevailed the attendance at the funeral was very large. The services at the house were very brief. A hymn was rendered and a prayer was offered by Elder John B. Richards. The funeral procession was then formed and proceeded to the First Baptist Church, where the services were conducted and of which the departed was a faithful member. The church was filled and a large number who were unable to secure seats stood around outside the entrances. The services opened with a hymn, followed by the reading of a portion of scripture and a prayer by Rev. John H. Jones of St. Louis. The funeral discourse was delivered by F. D. Jones in response to a request made of him by the departed a short time before her death. His remarks were based upon 1 Peter 1;3-5 and dealt with the purity of her life and christian character and lessons from the same to the living and consolation given the bereaved through the hope and assurance of resurrection. At the close of the service those present took their last look on the face of the departed. The floral designs laid upon the casket were many and beautiful. One beautiful floral tribute was in the form of a pillow "B.Y.P.U.," the offering of the Young People's Union of the First Baptist Church, one in the form of a sickle came from the Ladies' Aid Society of said church, a cross design from the pall bearers, a wreath from the employees of the Central Coal & Coke Co. store, (where the departed held the position of cashier) a wreath came from Mr. and Mrs. Christopher James, a wreath from Mr. Eli Skinner and a boquet from Mrs. Harry Zellars.
The procession the re-formed and proceeded to the city cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest. At the grave the Resurrection Hymn was rendered and a prayer was offered by Elder John B. Richards. The pallbearers were: Misse Irene Thomas, Naomi Richards, Inez Jones, Miriam James, Margaret Williams, Lulu Rowland.
The relatives in attendance at the funeral from other places were Mrs. J. W. Orr and Mrs. L. W. Orr, Centerville, Iowa: Mrs. L. P. Quentin and Mrs. P. A. Simonin, St. Louis; A. J. Orr, Greentop; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hunt, Baring.
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