Myra Fritz

Stark County News, Nov. 30, 1938
Submitted by Janine Crandell 


Mrs. Myra Fritz, 48, Stricken in Peoria

     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 long illness.
     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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