Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 12, 1918
Mrs. John Tufts Victim of
Disease After Short Ill-
ness at Her Home Here.
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
          After an illness of but a few days, from influenza,  Mrs. Barbara Tufts,  wife of  John Tufts,  died at their home, 435 west Hendricks street, Monday morning.  She was thirty years of age and was a weel known young matron of this city.
          Her death comes with a great shock to her many friends and even to the immediate family, as there was no indication that her condition was so serious.  Besides her husband she is survived by their three children,  Charles,  Lorraine  and  Cora Louise;  her mother,  Mrs. Sophia Schermer;  five brothers,  George  and  William Schermer,  of Milan, Ind.;  Harry Schermer,  of Pekin, Ill., and  Ervin  and  John Schermer,  of this city; four sisters,  Mrs. Carl Gartner  and  Miss Pearl Schermer,  of this city;  Mrs Andy Schalk,  of Cincinnati, and  Mrs. George Thomas,  of Dayton, O.  She also leaves a number of nephews and nieces.
          Deceased was a regular attendant at the Evangelical church here and a true christian.  Funeral services will be held at the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clocl and  Rev. Samuel Caldemeyer  of the Evangelical church will officiate.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Ewing & Oldham, undertakers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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