JONTZ, Lucy 1849-1924
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/9/2015 at 14:05:03
Mrs. Jontz Dies Very Suddenly
End Comes at 9:30 Last Night From Heart Failure
Mrs. Jontz died very suddenly last night at her home on I Avenue. The end came about 9:30 and the cause was heart failure. She had retired for the night but got up shortly after to get some medicine. She died the moment that she returned to her bed. H. L. Gifford was the only one in the home at the time, the daughter, Lucile, being at the store at the time. She had been in poor health the past two years but she felt as well as usual when she retired last evening.
Mrs. Jontz was a long time resident here. She would have been 75 years old the coming May. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. The obituary will appear in the next issue of The Register.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 March 1924, pg 1
Obituary of Mrs. Jontz
Lucy Roena Jontz, daughter of William and Roxena Hewitt, was born in Chagrin Falls, township of Orange, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, May 7th, 1849, and died at her home in Grundy Center, Iowa, March 12th, 1924. She was in failing health, but the end came suddenly.
Mrs. Jontz was a most estimable character. She was a woman in the true meaning of the word and gave her heart to God when a young woman. She was known for her good nature and happy disposition.
In 1852 she went to Bureau county with her parents and settled near Manlius, where she grew to womanhood. On March 5th, 1867, she was married to John R. Jontz, son of Henry and Sarah Jontz.
May 7th, 1904, she came with her family to Grundy Center, Iowa.
Those who are left to mourn her death are five children, two brothers and three sisters, besides many relatives and friends. The children are John R., of Kensett, Iowa, Chas. A., of Grundy Center, Emma M. Wyatt, of Marshalltown, Iva M. Houghton, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Lucille E., of Grundy Center.
The funeral was held from the Baptist church March 16th, conducted by the Rev. D. Alexander, in the presence of a large congregation of neighbors and friends.
Her children were all present at the funeral. Those from a distance were: Chas. Hewitt, Manlius, Ill.; Seward Martin, Wyanett, Ill.; Geo. Huffaker, Princeton, Ill.; Chas. Waltemeyer, Melbourne, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edell, Haverhill, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jontz, Kensett, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wyatt and daughter, Maxine, Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Houghton and two sons, Virgil and Melvin, Cedar Rapids.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 March 1924, pg 1
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