The death occurred with painful suddenness of Miss. Ruth AIREY, daughter of Mr. Walter AIREY, Duddon Road, Askam, on Friday morning last.
 The deceased girl, who was of a bright and sunny disposition, was thriteen years of age, and was at school on Tuesday.  On Wednesday she was at home, not feeling well, and during Thursday she rapidly grew worse, dying early Friday morning.
 Much sorrow is felt by all who knew her for the loss of one whom they learnt to love. When the sad news was broken at the Victoria Council School where Ruth was a scholar, both teachers and scholars subscribed for a beautiful wreath. The funeral was held on Monday at the Church of Christ Burial Ground, Wallend, Kirkby. The corttege came from Askam on the 3.11 train. A large company of Askam friends accompanied the mourners, and a good many Kirkby friends joined the sad procession at Kirkby Station.
 The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths, and was borne shoulder high from the station by her uncles, assisted by friends. Mr. George CLARK, of Askam conducted the ceremony, assisted by Mr. CLARK. A hymn was very feelingly sung, and a short address given.  Mr. George CLARK spoke at the graveside. The following is a list of wreaths and flowers: -
From Dada, Auntie Annie, George and Colin
Teachers and Scholars
Senior Council School
Uncle Richard and Aunt Tilda
 Auntie Alice and Uncle Will
Auntie Lizzie and Cousin Walter
Mrs. BLACKBURN and family
Lizzie and Annie
Mr. And Mrs. R. PICKIN
Auntie Bessie and Uncle Tom
Lizzie and Thomas
Agnes and Bessie
Uncle John
Auntie Martha and Uncle Will
Auntie Polly and Uncle Will
Hilda and Gladys PARK
Mrs. CRAWLEY and Maggie
Aunt Ann