Mrs. Rhoda Fritts, relict of J.J. Fritts, died Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock at her home between Mattoon and Repton. She was Miss McCormick and was born in Roane County, Tennessee March 22, 1832, and was therefore in her 83rd year. Her husband died 45 years ago and left her with a large famiy to care for and look after. She is survived by 7 children: Josiah, of Repton, Mary, wife of Eph Fulkerson, of Illinois, John A. Fritts of Repton, Mahalia, wife of P.C. Gilbert, of the county, Maggie, wife of Gail Ford of this county, Albert A. Fritts and Ida Fritts. The latter two living at home; neither being married.
The funeral and interment was held Tuesday at noon at Crooked Creek cemetery, Rev. W.R. Gibbs officiating. She was a member of Crooked Creek church and had been for over fifty years. She was a kind hearted soul and was loved by a large circle of acquaintances.
Peace to her ashes.
Crittenden Record-Press 3 Dec 1914

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