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LaVeta R. Laird

LaVeta R. Laird

LaVeta R. Laird, age 94, of the Good Samaritan Home, died on Monday, September 14, 2020 in the Home. She was born on March 9, 1926 in Quincy, the daughter of Joseph C. & Ruth (Green) Mehaffy. She married Harry R. Laird on May 8, 1961 in Chicago. He preceded her in death.

LaVeta was an accountant. She had worked in Denver, CO for 5 years and then in Milwaukee briefly. Most of her career was spent between Chicago and St. Louis.

LaVeta was a member of Madison Park Christian Church and attended the Good Samaritan Home Chapel.

She enjoyed reading and history. LaVeta liked woodworking and crafts, painting and custom Christmas Cards.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, LaVeta was also preceded in death by her parents and silbings: Joseph Mehaffy, Edward Mehaffy, Emmett Mehaffy and Matilda Jones.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Greenmount Cemetery. There is no visitation, but friends are invited to the graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Madison Park Christian Church or to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

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