CUTTS, Elizabeth 1852-1912
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Date: 9/20/2015 at 08:15:34
Death Of A Beloved Grundy Center Woman
Mrs. Elizabeth Cutts Died Saturday From Effects Of Cancerous Tumor
Funeral Held Monday is Largely Attended
Mrs. Elizabeth Cutts died at her home a mile east of this city shortly before noon Saturday following and illness of three months with cancerous tumor. About two months ago she submitted to an operation in a Chicago hospital. The operation gave her relief for but a short time when her condition became as bad as it was before and it continued to get worse until the end. During her last weeks the patient suffered intense pain but she bore it with the degree of patience and fortitude that was one of the marked characteristics of her life. Like her husband who died seven years ago Mrs. Cutts' every day life was patterned after the policy of the Golden Rule. Mixed with this policy of right living was a lovable disposition and the two combined made a life to whom all became endeared who came in touch with its influence.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Keeler, were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon. Rev. Krome and Rev. Curry assisted at the service. The Eastern Stars of which deceased was a member attended the services in a body. The attendance at the services filled the church. The floral tribute from relatives and friends attested the esteem in which the deceased was held.
Elizabeth Sperry was born in town of Jackson, Washington county, Wisconsin, August 17, 1852. She came to Iowa in 1872 and in the year of 1873 was united in marriage to John Cutts and of this union two children were born, Mrs. Pearl Elliott now of Fayette City, Penn. and Joseph R. Cutts both of them surviving her. Her husband John Cutts having died May 10th, 1905.
Aside from these Mrs. Cutts is survived by her father J. E. Sperry, a brother, J. H. Sperry of this city and a sister, Mrs. D. S. White of Chicago.
She was converted at Waukesha, Wis. at an early age and united with the M.E. church at Grundy Center later.
Those from out of the county who attended the funeral services were Mrs. Ida Paulger and daughter Genevive, G. J. Wright and wife and Mrs. Mary Hemmerling from Cedar Falls, Mrs. J. H. Hill from Dennison, H. B. Elliott from Waterloo, Mrs. D. S. White from Chicago and Mrs. W. S. Carrington from Cedar Falls. On account of sickness her daughter Mrs. Elliott from Pennsylvania was unable to be with her mother during her late sickness and the services which followed her death.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 January 1912, pg 1
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