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Schuyler County, Illinois

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January 27,1932

The many friends of MISS MINNIE A. TUTT, for the past ten years, valued bookkeeper at the Culbertson hospital, were grieved to learn of her death which occurred at the family home on North Liberty street early Thursday morning.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. E. K. Towle, were held from the First M. E. church Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, and the large concourse of friends present and numerous beautiful floral offerings were silent attests of the love and esteem in which Miss Tutt was held in the community where he entire life had been spent. Her Sunday school class, of which Miss Myra Taylor is teacher, attended the services in a body.

Internment was made in the family lot in the Rushville cemetery.

The following obituary was read at the service:

Minnie A. Tutt, the daughter of James and Marietta Tutt, was born in Schuyler county near Rushville, Oct. 22, 1875 and died January 21st, 1932 following a years illness that left in her body the marks of much suffering.

The public schools of her home neighborhood prepared her for the Kennedy Normal and Business College from which she graduated. Then followed several years of teaching in country schools.

At the death of her mother she became a resident of Rushville, and soon found employment in the telephone office, and during the last ten years of her life she was engaged as bookkeeper at the Culbertson hospital, which position ill health compelled her to give up some months ago.

Over thirty years ago she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Houston while Rev. Bonnefon was pastor. On moving to Rushville she became affiliated with the Rushville M.E. church.

Three brothers and four sisters remain to mourn her loss from the family circle. They are: Oscar. Columbus and Wesley Tutt of near Rushville; Mrs. Cora Ellis of Canton, Ill.; Mrs. Rettie Boyd, Misses Laura and Dena Tutt of Rushville. One brother, John, and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Jones, Mrs. Anna Ellis and Flora Tutt are deceased.

Miss Tutt will be remembered by her many friends and acquaintances for the amiable and genial Christian ways. She seemed to love everybody and all who knew her loved her. Her home circle will miss her smile and radiant personality. Her face and presence will be missed at church. The community sustains an irreparable loss when its rare Christian spirits slip away and are no more.




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