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Pauline Laird

Dec 28th, 1925 - Sep 13th, 2017

​Funeral:  11 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  ​5-7 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

​Interment: ​ Laird Cemetery


   Pauline Laird, age 91, of Flora, Illinois, passed peacefully into eternal life surrounded by her son Lee, daughter Marsha, and son-in-law Steve at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Flora Gardens Care Center in Flora.

   Evelyn Pauline was born December 28, 1925, in Wayne County, to Lyman Edward and Bertha Matilda (Hadley) Harrington.  She married Charles Rea Laird on January 31, 1947, in Clay County.  To this union two children were born: Lee in 1951 and Marsha in 1954.  Charles passed away February 12, 1985.

   Pauline was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Flora American Legion Auxiliary, and the Clay County Hospital Auxiliary.  She worked as a beautician for many years, retiring at age 80.

   Pauline is survived by son: Lee Laird and daughter: Marsha (Steve) Miller all of Flora; grandchildren: Cassia (Brandon) Wood of Xenia, Rebecca (Daithen) Kitchens of Atlanta, GA, Les (Lesley) Miller of Madison, IN, Lucas (Chelsea) Miller of Pierce, NE, and Lindsey (Eric) Williams of Louisville; and great-grandchildren: Keagan and Keira Rogers, Charlie Wood, and Lucea, Claire, Kate, Eliana and Zeke Miller.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a granddaughter: Tammy; and three sisters: Velma Jennings of Louisville, Mildred Wolfe of Flora, and Marjorie Pittman of Rinard.

   A funeral service for Pauline Laird will be 11 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will be in Laird Cemetery, rural Wayne County.  Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to Shriner’s Hospital or Faith Lutheran Church and will be accepted through the funeral home. 


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Carl and Brenda Bandy

September 14th

We are so sorry that you have lost your mom!! Our thoughts, prayers, hugs and love are with your entire family!! We love you all so much!

Linda Martin

September 14th

Lee and Family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lovely person. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you my friend. RIP Mrs. Laird ❣️

Linda Campbell Jones

September 14th

So sorry to here of your mom passing. She was a wonderful lady. My mother will be happy to see her. Prayers for family. Hugs

Connie Bradham

September 14th

So sorry for your loss Marsha, Lee and Families. Prayers to you all.

Debbie (Thompson) Howe

September 15th

Marsha & Lee - my thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you lay your mother to rest. She had a smile on her face every time I would run into her and always seemed to be loving life.

Vickie Sachau

September 14th

Sorry for your loss. Pauline was a dear sweet lady.

Debbie Casell

September 14th

Marsha & Steve and family, my condolences to you all at the passing of your loved one. She was such a sweet and kind lady. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Winchester-Ault

September 14th

My deepest sympathies to you Marsha & your family. Sending prayers.

Sandy Smith

September 14th

I am so sorry for the loss of Pauline. She was a beautiful lady inside and out! My sympathy and love to all of you!

Lina Cricelli

September 14th

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet lady. She was a good friend to my Mom for many years. We all got our hair cut by her. She was the first person to cut my son's hair when he was just an infant and would even cut my brother's hair after hours so no one would see him going to a beautician instead of a barber. Pauline was one sweet lady. I know she will be missed by many.

June (Butler) Depew

September 14th

Marsha, Lee & family, So sorry for the loss of your mother. Cherish the all the great memories.

Verla Wise Reed

September 14th

Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.. gee She was a fun gal. I remember she would let us play in her beauty shop, wait a minute maybe she didn't know... And she let you have a great jr high party.. Lots of great memories for you and your family. Take care Lee and know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Love Verla

Laura Holtz

September 14th

So sorry for the lose of your Mother, grandmother and great grandmother Pauline. She will be greatly missed by all. She was a sweet lady.

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

September 14th

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Marsha. Just know you are in our thoughts and especially prayers at this difficult time.

Deb McKInney

September 14th

So very sorry for the loss of your Mom.

September 14th

Prayers and hoping you reflect on many good times. Your Mom was a friendly upbeat lady.

Cassia, Brandon, Keagan, Keira, Charlie

September 14th

Rest In Peace Grandma. We love you. You will be missed.

Diana Sue. Russell

September 14th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

September 14th

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

Pam (Glassford) Smith

September 14th

Lee and Nancy: My thoughts and prayers are with your families. Pauline was a friend of my mom's and I know she will be missed by many. May God bless you with many sweet memories and comfort you in the days ahead.

Connie Schlabach

September 15th

Lee, Marsha and families, I am sorry for the loss of your mother. Pauline was a special person and could talk to anybody who came along. I hope that happy memories will help fill the void in your heart during the next days, weeks and months. God bless her soul and I'm saying prayers for peace and love for all of you.

Rae Weber

September 15th

What a great family reunion there must be going on in Heaven!

Charlie & Patty Peters

September 15th

We are so sorry for your loss. Pauline had a smile on her face every time I saw her. She was such a sweetheart. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Tom and Button Pemberton

September 15th

Lee, Marsha and sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort in your time of sadness. Polly was a special lady.

Kent and Debbie Jones

September 15th

You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!

Tom an Sharon McCraw

September 15th

So sorry for your lost, she will be missed

Vicki Schlabach Laird

September 15th

Lee , Marsha and all the grandchildren - so sorry for your loss. I loved Pauline as much as my own Mother. She was a great lady. May God comfort you all


September 15th

Love, sympathy and my thoughts are with you.

Les & Stacy

September 15th

Lee , we are sorry for your family's loss, prayers to you my friend .

Rev Allen & Ginger Kramp

September 18th

Praying you’ll have the peace of God, the comfort of His Spirit, the hope of His promises—and joy in the gift of your memories now and always. Thinking Of You At This Time

Julie Adams and Rayne McAllister

September 19th

Marsha and family, I am sorry for the loss that you are having to endure. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Diane Becker

September 22nd

So sorry to hear about your mom she was a lovely and sweet lady just like you and I will always remember the kind person who was that lived down the alley from where I grew up so sorry that I didn't know about her passing my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time with loosing your mom

Steve & Ruthie Welty

September 23rd

Sorry to hear about her passing away. Best regards the Weltys

Mark McCarty

September 26th

Lee and Marsha I am sorry to hear of your mother's death. Those were great days when we all lived next door to each other on East 9th Street. Although we were neighbors for years, I never knew your mother had a first name. She was always, and always will be to me, Mrs. Laird.

Donna Hess Whiteley

September 26th

Asking God to give you ALL the peace that passes ALL understanding & to wrap HIS loving arms of comfort around you!



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Debbie (King) Casell
All 70's Reunion
Linda and Jerry Judd
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
David & Judy Bryden
Jane Gilliland and family
Vickie Shelton Sachau
Jean Pittman
Vicky Cricelli-Milner
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Ron & Jeannie Kincaid
Kathy Winchester-Ault
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Mike & Deb McKinney
Ray, Shannon & Shad Rutland
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Alan & Charlotte Hickox
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The Residents & Staff at Flora Gardens Care Center
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Pam (Glassford) Smith
Tony & Jami Gibbons
Joann Stanford
Phil & Jane Henson
Larry and Sue Kramer
Ronnie &Rachel Kincaid
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ruth hoard
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Mike & Sharon Rinehart
Rae Weber
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Bill & Kay Kitley
Wayne and Sue Hurliman
Stan & Kathy Obrecht
Vernon and Yvonne Guinn
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Kent and Debbie Jones
Snuffy & Liz Beard
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Jill and Jim Fehrenbacher
Sandy & Willie Thompson
Calvin and Anita Lake
Don, Jane, and Darren Delaney
Gary & Terry Lane
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