Times; December 15, 1915
Shellsburg Woman Died Suddenly
Mrs. Jerome shurtliff Breathed Last after an Illness of Only an Hour. An Old settler.
The sudden death of Mrs. Jerome Shurtliff of Shellsburg last evening came as a shock to her family and many old friends in that locality. Mrs. Shurtliff was in her usual health yesterday. At 8 o'clock last night she had a sudden attack with her heart and pneumonia developed. She was dead in a little over an hour. No arrangements have been made at this time for the funeral.
Mrs. Shurtliff was one of the early settlers of Canton township, having resided for a number of years on a farm cast of that city. Twenty-five years ago the family retired to Shellsburg. Deceased was spent in doing good and serving others. She was a devoted wife and mother and beloved in the community.
The aged husband together with five children, three sons, and two daughters survive. The children are Fred Shurtliff of Lewis Bottom, (?I can't read the name) Shurtliff and John Shurtliff of Palo, Mrs. Mary Fenstemaker of Shellsburg and a married daughter, Kate, living in Oregon.
The passing of Mrs. Shurtliff removes a pioneer woman of Benton county, and an old and respected resident of Shellsburg.