daughter of Wallace and Mary Rutledge was born
March 25, 1898 on a farm north of Adair and died
at her home in Adair, Thursday morning January
3, 1919, after an illness of ten weeks
durations, aged 20 years, 16 months and 9 days.
Her death was due to
heart trouble with which she had been afflicted
for a number of years. In early childhood she
was stricken with scarlet fever, which sapped
the vitality of her young life, and left her
like a blighted plant, delicate and frail.
Although handicapped by poor health she never
murmured or complained, but was bright, happy
and cheerful and carried sunshine with her
wherever she went.
When two years of
age, Lillian moved with her parents to Adair,
where she has since resided and where she
enjoyed a large circle of friends.
She was a member of
the United Brethren church and a Sunday school
teacher of a class of little girls, and as a
teacher she was faithful to her duty and when
health permitted it was a pleasure to meet with
the class for she loved them and they loved her
and while she has gone from their presence she
will still live in their minds. She was a member
of the Tri-State Lodge and the Tonowanda Camp
Fire and took an active part in both societies.
This vicinity and
its hospitable people ever held a warm corner in
her heart. It was here the best days of her life
were spend and during her last sickness which
was severe at times she was ever patient and as
her family and friends anxiously watched by her
side as hope after hope dropped away, she met
them with a smile; but their entreaties were in
vain and before the rising of the sun on that
bright winter morn the sufferers spirit took its
She is survived by
her devoted parents, one brother, Lloyd and one
sister, Mildred, both at home and many other
relatives and friends, who mourn deeply the
departure of one they loved. Funeral services
were held at the United Brethren church Sunday
afternoon conducted by Rev. J. T. Kerr of Van
Oren, a former pastor. The flowers were many and
beautiful, tokens of love from friends.
At the close of the
service the friends followed the funeral car to
the Barker cemetery, where interment was made.