Kittie (1876 - 1940)
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Surnames: Kountz, Hemphill, Steuerwald
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 20 June 1940
Kountz, Kittie (14 May 1876 - 18 June 1940)
Miss Kittie Kountz passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 18, at the home of Mrs. W. L. Hemphill. She was taken sick on the 20th day of last March.
Miss Kountz was born in Neillsville May 14, 1876, to Attorney and Mrs. R. F. Kountz. For many years the family lived at the Redman House and at the Merchants Hotel, later purchasing the property on East Fifth Street, which remained in Miss Kountz’s possession until her death.
She spent many years in Chicago, where she did fancy work for various stores. She also was employed as desk clerk at the Blackstone hotel for several years. When her mother became ill, she came home to take the responsibility of her care and the management of the household. She was thus engaged through the illness and death of her father and grandmother, Mrs. Bailey.
Kittie was delightful friend and neighbor. Even those who were closet to her heard little complaint, through her health and long been poorly.
Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock at the Lowe Funeral Home; Mrs. Lena Steuerwald will read the Christian Science service. Interment will be made in the Neillsville Cemetery.
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