News, Nov. 30, 1938
Submitted by Janine Crandell
Mrs. Myra Fritz, 48, Stricken in
Mrs. Myra Fritz,
48, well known Toulon resident and a teacher in Stark county rural schools for
many years, passed away at 5"45 o'clock in Peoria Municipal Sanitarium where she
had been a patient for nearly three weeks.
She had been in failing health for several weeks and
about a month ago resigned as teacher of the Maxfield school, south of this
city, where she had started her 12th consecutive year as teacher.
The body will be removed to the home of a brother,
Percy Chaffee, who resides on the old home place in the Duncan community.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon
at Toulon M. E. Church.
Born Near Duncan.
Myra Chaffee, daughter of George
W. and Sarah Jane (Rennick) Chaffee, was born March 7, 1890, at the old Chaffee
home near Duncan and passed away November 29, 1938, in Peoria Municipal
Sanitarium at the age of 48 years, eight months and 22 days.
She attended Wyoming High School and graduated from
Illinois State Normal University after which she taught school for a number of
years. She was united in marriage Febraury 4, 1913, to William Fritz, who passed
away September 19, 1917, leaving his widow and three young children. After the
death of her husband, Mrs. Fritz made her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Chaffee, at Duncan, until they passed away.
In the fall of 1925, Mrs. Fritz and three children came
to Toulon. Her son, Harlan Fritz, passed away November 22, 1937, following a
Mrs. Fritz is survived by her two daughters, Wilna, now
Mrs. Everett Gallup, of Dunlap, and Lucille, at home, the latter being teacher
of the Ogle school, south of Toulon. She also leaves two brothers and one
sister, as follows: Jarvall, of Peoria, Percy, who lives on the old home place
near Duncan, and Mrs. Sarah Ethel Lanctot, of New Underwood, South Dakota.
Mrs. Fritz was a member of Toulon M. E. Church and of
Toulon Rebekah lodge.
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