May 22, 1860 – November 1, 1916
Lillie E. Hildreth was born May 22, 1860, in the township of Riley, Clinton County, Michigan, where she has resided all her life. She passed from this life to the great beyond, November 1, 1916, at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 9 days. She was united in marriage to George W. Welton on March 15, 1887. To this union were born three children, Nora C., Mrs. Ruby Ward and Ray, all of whom are still living. She is also survived by her husband and three brothers Orel of Olive, Kirk of St. Louis, and Archie of Lansing. She also leaves two grandchildren, two nieces, and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
She was a charter member of Oak Leaf Camp No. 366 of the Royal Neighbors of Riley Township.
She was born and reared in a Christian home and grew-up under the influence of religion. She was a loving wife and mother and a kind neighbor. Although not a member of any church, she was a firm believer in God, and her daily life was a fine example of practical Christianity.
Funeral services were held at the farm home November 4, at 1’olock PM, Rev. W. H. Thompson of the Baptist church of DeWitt officiating. Interment was made in the Boughton Cemetery of Riley Township.
We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kindness during the recent illness and death of our wife and mother. Works cannot fully express our gratitude. We also wish to express our thanks for the many floral offerings, and especially for the beautiful floral pillow, given by our immediate neighbors.
G. W. Welton and family.