Mrs. Ida Ann Layman-Weir, who died Nov. 9, 1921 at her home in White Rock township, brief mention of which was made in last week's issue, was born in Grundy county, Illinois, and came to Kansas in 1879, with her parents, locating in White Rock township, Republic county, Kansas, where she lived at the time of her death at the age of 54 years and 3 months. She was married Jan. 10, 1892 to Chas. C. Weir, and they were blessed with two children, Roy Weir, at home, and Mrs. Ethyl E. Thomas of Union Valley, Republic county, Kansas. Her father and mother, John and Eliza Laymon, living at Hardy, Nebr., also survive her as does also one sister, Mrs. Clara R. Pecht, of Hardy, Nebr., and four brothers, Geo. W. Layman, of Hardy, Nebr., T. S. Laymon, of Fairfield, Nebr., and Frank and Herbert Laymon, of Sheridan, Wyoming. Three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends also mourn the death of a noble woman in the death of Mrs. Weir. Elder W. P. Jewett of Courtland, conducted the funeral, which as under the direction of A. Haskett, of Courtland. A mixed quartette of singers, made up of old neighbors of the deceased, Messrs. Myres and Curtis and Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Osborne, sang impressive hymns and she was buried in the Mount Pleasant cemetery.
Source: Belleville Telescope and Belleville Freeman, Belleville, Kansas, November 24, 1921, page 8.
Note: The family name is spelled Laymon; the spelling of Layman as published in the newspaper is retained from the original article.
Relationship to me: great grand aunt; sister of my great grandmother, Clara Rosella Laymon Pecht