Mattie Ellen Fritz was born at Chicago, Ill, Cook county, July 25, 1877, and passed to her rest at the Newman Memorial hospital April 4, 1959, at 11:30 a.m. Miss Fritz had been in failing health for six years and had been in the hospital for Three days. She had reached the age of 81 years, 8 months and 10 days.
Miss Fritz moved with the family from Chicago as an infant and settled in Howard county, Mo., where she grew to womanhood. She attended school at Fayette, Mo. When she was 15 years old she was baptized at Armstrong, Mo., and joined the Seventh-day Adventist church,. the family later moved to Iowa near Prairie City.
In 1902 the family moved to a homestead northeast of Catesby and here Miss Fritz also filed on a homestead
Through the years Miss Fritz has been very faithful to the church and in church attendance as long as her health permitted. Her favorite song was "We Are Nearing Home." At the time of her passing she said she was "just going to sleep."
She was preceded in death by her brother, Alba C. Fritz, and her parents, William J. and Nora Fritz.
She leaves to mourn her passing her sister, Hattie Fritz of the home, and her brother, Elmar Fritz of Vacaville, Calif., also five nieces along with a host of friends.
Services were conducted from the Shattuck Seventh-day Adventist church with Elder D. L. Aalborg officiating.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express to our kind neighbors our heartfelt thanks for their many expressions of sympathy during our bereavement. May God richly bless each one of you. Hattie Fritz, Elmar Fritz and family
In Memory of Mattie Fritz
Born July 25, 1877
Date of Death April 4, 1959
Services from Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Shattuck, Oklahoma
Clergy Officiating Rev. Don Aalborg
Final Resting Place Shattuck Memorial Cemetery, Shattuck, Oklahoma
Palmer Steinert, A. G. Meier, Carl Siebenlist, Willie Kerbs, Charles Riffel, Harry Peaster
Submitted by family
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