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October 19, 2012
Messenger News

LEESBURG, Fla. - Edith Laird, 95, former resident of Fort Dodge, IA and Alexandria, MN, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Leesburg, FL.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Madge Brooks; sister, Helen Donahue, brothers, Clarence and Howard and husband, Carl(Kelly)Laird.

Edith was born in Moorland, IA and attended school in Moorland and Otho. She married Carl in 1935, they had two children and lived in Otho until moving to Fort Dodge. She worked for many years at Fort Dodge Lab and, moved to MN after they retired.

She is survived by a sister, Gwendlyn Eurich of Crete, NE; son, Gary (Bette) of Ocala, FL; daughter, Elaine (Marvin) Gribble of Wildwood, FL; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Otho Cemetery on Saturday, October 27 at 11.00 AM. Following will be a time with family and friends at the Methodist Church in Otho. Edith will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, Inc., 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.



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