Mrs. Chas. Seitz Good Hope, Died Suddenly Sunday

Former Resident of Astoria; Funeral Held Here This Afternoon

Mrs. Charles Seitz, whose maiden name was Cora Erb, was born at Astoria, September 1, 1880, being the eldest daughter of Nelson and Lucinda (Hess) Erb. Her death occurred at her home six miles north of Good Hope, Ill., at 1:00 o’clock a.m., Sunday, June 5th, 1932, aged 51 years, 9 months and 4 days.

Her death came suddenly, although she had been in failing health for the past three years. In April of the present year she submitted to a goitre operation, but owing to the weakened condition of her heart, could not regain her health.

Her marriage to Charles Seitz occurred Jan. 26, 1898. Before moving to Good Hope, with her husband and family about six years ago, her entire life had been spent in this community and she always called Astoria “Home.”

She was baptized in the German Reformed Church in her early girlhood and has been a faithful Christian all her life.

Possessing a lovable, responsive and extremely kind nature, she was quick to sympathize with any in trouble and she seemed always to have in the mind the welfare of other people and to delight in doing ministries of kindness to those about her. Gentle and considerate of all persons, Mrs. Seitz’s friends will ever esteem her for these splendid characteristics and she will be lovingly remembered by all those who knew her.

Surviving are her husband and five children: Mrs. Henry Murfin of Peoria, Earl, Ray, Hazel and Helen at home; one brother, Fred Erb of Lewistown and one sister, Mrs. John Nicol of Astoria, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Short funeral services, conducted by Rev. John Davis of Astoria, were held from the home at 11:00 o’clock this morning. The remains were then brought to Astoria and services were held at 2:00 o’clock this afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church here, conducted by Rev. Davis, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Ray A. Carrothers. Burial was made in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 6/8/1932

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