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SHULTZ, Lucille 1908-1928


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/26/2015 at 08:38:02

Miss Shultz Dies At Oakdale

Well Known and Highly Respected Grundy Center Girl

The friends of Lucille Shultz will learn with regret that she passed away Sunday morning, July 29, at 1:30 o'clock at Oakdale Sanitorium, where she has been since March.

For some time Lucille had been in poor health, beginning with a severe attack of rheumatism about a years ago. She was to ambitious to allow herself sufficient time for rest and complete recovery and as a result she has suffered many a setback. In October a severe and stubborn attack of throat trouble was followed by pleurisy, and a general decline which ended in tuberculosis. Her weakened condition left her no power of resistance to throw off this disease which took her life.

For some time her friends have known that there was no hope for her recovery, and though everything possible was done to make less lonely and terrible the long weary months of suffering, it took real courage and fortitude for a girl of only nineteen to endure pain and separation from home and friends with the cheerfulness and bravery always shown by Lucille. The relatives and friends went to see her as often as possible, the distance prevented the comfort of daily visits from her loved ones.

All arrangements had been made for her family to spend the day with her Sunday, but the sad messenger of death prevented even this last small comfort.

To the end, though in severe pain at times, her first thought was for the welfare of others. Those who know her most intimately will always remember Lucille as a willing helper, a cheerful giver and a true blue friend.

Lucille Shultz was born October 11, 1908, at Brookings, So. Dak. Two years later her parents moved to Reinbeck, where the family resided until 1920, when they moved to a farm near Grundy Center. Since that time Lucille has made this community her home.

She attended the Methodist church and Sunday school, and for a time was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.

She attended the Grundy Center high school --unreadable-- the junior year, when her ambition to help led her to find a position, and thus do her bit to help towards the family income.

In all that she undertook, no matter how difficult the task, Lucille was always ready and willing to give her best. Her quiet, unassuming ways and her cheerful, even disposition made her many friends everywhere, but especially among the young people with whom she associated. To those who knew her best, Lucille stood for efficiency and dependability. Especially did the children love Lucille, for with them she was always sweet and patient, with a sympathetic understanding that made them her friends.

During her life in this community she made many staunch friends, and especially has she endeared herself to those in whose homes she has lived.

Death came at one-thirty Sunday, July 29. She leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Shultz, of Waterloo; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Crookshank, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Goldie, of Waterloo; one brother, Orville, also of Waterloo, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at two o'clock Tuesday. Interment was made in the local cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 August 1928, pg 1


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