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Funeral of Mrs. Britt Held Saturday Afternoon
 
Mrs. Andilusia Britt, widow of William Britt and a resident of the Kelly community for 35 years, was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in the Roots Cemetery after a funeral service held at one o'clock in the Lauer Funeral home, Seneca. Rev. S. M. Finch conducted the service. Mrs. T. W. Alt. Mrs. W. J. Knapp sang two numbers. Mrs. C. H. Baldwin was accompanist.
 
Mrs. Britt passed away at 6:45 a.m., July 10, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Glen Breedlove, Tulsa, Okla., after a two weeks' illness. She has been crippled ten years following a fall in which she fractured her hip, however, her last illness followed a cerebral hemorrhage. The past 18 years she made her home with her children, three years ago going to the home of Mrs. Breedlove, who cared for her until her death.
 
Andilusia Miles was born September 2, 1862, in Illinois, where her girlhood was spent. She was married Jan. 10, 1880, at Tampico, Ill., to Wm. Britt. Twelve children were born to this union, three of whom died in infancy, a fourth, Delbert, passed away last fall. Those who survive are: Glen Britt, Manhattan; Mrs. George Moore, Tulsa, Okla.; Abe, Portland, Ore.; Vernon, Herlong, Calif.; Dan, Kankakee, Ill.; Mrs. Breedlove of Tulsa; Ivan, Rossville, Kans., and Mrs. Jim Malone, Portland, Ore. 
 
Mrs. Britt had 86 descendants, her 12 children, 30 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by three brothers, William, Bristow, Okla.a, Clarence of Illinois, and Charles of Oregon, and one sister, Mrs. Dollie Udey, California. Mr. Britt died March 13, 1918. He was a brick mason at Kelly for many years, and will be remembered by old timers there.
 
Mrs. Britt spent many hours sewing, crocheting and making quilts and has made many pieces of fancy work that will long be cherished by her children.
 

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